Alice

Alice

Saturday, December 10, 2011

THE SWEET POTATO LESSON



Alice,

It seems you have an aversion to sweet potatoes! Of course I realize that may change as time passes. You're just a little over six months old at present.

Grampa loves sweet potatoes but that does not mean you have to.
They really are good for you though!

Most people I know love sweet potatoes!

The majority of people I know love sweet potatoes!

That might put you in the minority!

So what is a minority?

One definition is:


a part of a population differing from others in some characteristics and often subjected to differential treatment.

Now not liking sweet potatoes might not cause you to be treated any differently by people but we can make the point I want to make, using your sweet potato aversion here.

Sometimes when you are in a minority position, the people in the majority position will treat you differently. Being in a minority position is not an easy space to be in Alice. Being in a minority position does not mean your are wrong. It just means you are in a different position.

It can become so uncomfortable that you may want to pretend, just so you can feel like you belong.

That is not a reason to violate your beliefs Alice.

That's the simple but important lesson of the Sweet Potato.

Now eat your root veggies!

Love,
Grampa 











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