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Good Morning, Coffee

I am one of those who are so used to have a cup of coffee in the morning. For a good day, it is a ritual start, and for a bad day, it is a home to come to.

Coffee world is a modern human creation that its origin happened during the same period as the industrial revolution and modern philosophy defined by such as Descartes and Thomas Hobbes who laid the foundation for the modern society, rationality and morality. People starts to exercise their brain utility more than their labour one. The most prosperous coffee shop scene is not today’s Starbucks but took placed in 17th century England, nearly one century before Adam Smith wrote his famous Wealth of Nation.

Coffee shop is a binding place for people, and coffee is a stimulating vehicle for brain not to falling into a stalled habit. The ever struggling people in an ever-progressed society needs a start, needs a break, needs a society where people feel belong to. 

We cause our own troubles in a world which so few can escape and so feel have a good reason to explain. Happiness is rather a relative word when we constantly compare ourselves with other people and with other nation. What these comparisons, doing and even being mean to this life cannot be clearly explained. We follow the habit, follow what others do, follow what a society rules us, and follow as what we feel forced to follow.

Coffee is the medicine. In a distressful day, if one is able to taste a cup of coffee with a relief, it means one still finds happiness in a life which somehow worth of doing. Everyone should start to have a cup of coffee in the morning, which is a ritual for a modern human to sense that there are still many things so interesting to do in this life time in this world. 

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