Lemons Anyone?

July 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm (Life in General)

When life gives you lemons, turn it into lemonade. This expression has been rapping at the doorways of my subconscious for quite some time now. Probably because I really don’t see the logic in it. Basic dissection of its essence would just result in making the best out of undesirable situations. Much of which, we have no control over. I don’t want to sound overly pessimistic, nor do I want to send out a negative aura towards the joyous and festive air of the 4th of July celebration, but I can certainly say that this is all too delusional. Need I explain? Very well, if you insist.

The whole concept of making the best out of things has been instilled to us when we are born. Mostly, the brainwashing is done by our parents. This is really quite contradicting to the whole “achieving greatness in life” pep talk that we receive at the usual dinner table.

Here’s a much clearer picture, you’ve suddenly found yourself being nurtured by someone, someone who makes you ecstatic just by waking up every morning, but you yourself know for a fact that it can’t last forever… but still you persist. Now, pop quiz, how do you think this scenario will end up? Of course you’ll be shattered to pieces, because you’ve made the best out of your lemons and held on to it for all its worth. Here’s another little experiment, try asking people whether they believe in destiny or not, and I assure you that 99% of the time their answer to you will be a big fat “No”. They’d even stress the fact that people write their own destiny. Yet, when one of these lemons show up their doorstep, it would be their knee-jerk reaction to gladly let it in. I guess that’s just one of the mysteries of human nature.

I don’t want to burst anyone’s bubble, but life is full of lemons, and the good thing about those lemons is that they’re visible and tangible. They can easily be spotted heading your way. The very least you could do is avoid them.


1 Comment

  1. Ian McLovin said,

    I think your analysis is right on the money! There certain instances that I’ve felt that way, and I’m glad that someone has taken the time to scrutinize those mundane times in life.

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