It has been said that life is like a cafeteria. Years ago there was an immigrant that had come to America from Europe, being new to this country he was unfamiliar with many of its customs and practices. After getting settled in a nearby apartment he began to familiarize himself with the area, soon he became hungry and went to a nearby restaurant. He took a seat at a table waiting for a waitress to take his order. He waited and waited, but no one came.
A woman observing the man approached him and said, “Sir this is a cafeteria, no one will wait on you, take your place in line and get whatever you want and then you pay for it.”
This is a fantastic picture of life! You see, life is like a cafeteria, you can get what you want if you’re willing to pay the price, but you’ll NEVER get what you want if you wait for someone to bring it to you. There’s a story told about a person who compiled a huge book that contained the wisdom of the ages, he brought it to the King, who said: “The book is too big, no one will read it.” So he made it smaller and showed it again to the King, who said, “smaller, it’s still too big” this was repeated several times until he had reduced all the wisdom to just one page, that read “There’s no free lunch.”
It is true that you can have what you want if you’re willing to pay for it, but you’ll NEVER get what you want if you wait for someone to bring it to you.