…that you can eat fruits and vegetables? Many of the unfamiliar items you avoid in the grocery store are harmless plant products that are surprisingly tasty and nutritious. Although they are sold without branding or packaging, they are perfectly safe to eat. If the lack of packaging upsets you, you can make your own at home with cardboard, markers, and other simple art supplies.
…that you can drink water? If you’re thirsty, you don’t need to purchase soda pop, beer, or other commercial preparations. The clear liquid that comes from your faucet will help hydrate your body, and keep you healthy and happy. And it’s free! Besides, beer contains alcohol, which, although beneficial in moderation, can lead to liver damage if used to excess. Sodas contain corn syrup, which can lead to diabetes; which, in turn, can cause blindness and kidney failure. You don’t want that, do you?
…that other people are different from you? If you look around, you will notice that no two people look alike. The funny way by which Nature makes more humans ensures genetic diversity; that way, we can tell people apart, and avoid embarrassing mix-ups. It also means that other people have different tastes, opinions, beliefs, and interests than you. That may frustrate and anger you, but will not actually harm you.
(Posted by Doug Skinner)