True vs. Aspirational, aka Has Been True in the Past vs. Could Be True in the Future

I was preparing my daily smoothie and this happened.  The song lyrics “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” started going through my head.  I haven’t heard this song in ages.  I don’t own it or seek it out.  No idea why this was happening.  But as I frequently do, I had to analyze the lyrics for truthfulness.  My mind says to me, is that true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?  Doesn’t seem true.  Sometimes it leaves you permanently disfigured.  But, I countered, what if believing that phrase helps you buck up in the face of adversity.  If that’s the case, believing the phrase might make it come true.

I am often at mental war between my rational side and my intuitive side.  In this case, I think the lyrics are helpful for personal aid but crap when it comes to social policy.

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Ah!!! I just understood why I was thinking of those lyrics.  I had used my little finger to wipe off the rim of the yogurt container after I poured some yogurt into the blender and I was wondering if I had washed my hands after I had come in from walking the dog. If by chance I hadn’t, I was trying to remember what I might have touched outside and if it was likely to be infected with the flu or measles. To comfort myself in case I had touched something AND not washed my hands, I was telling myself that maybe getting more germs would make me stronger.  Then the song lyrics flooded in.

This is what happens when I don’t distract myself with podcasts.

“What’s Watermelon Got Good in it?”

That’s the phrase I just typed into google, it yielded a treasure trove of information.  How great is that?  You don’t even have to write well to get information from the web.  Type in a question exactly as it occurs in your head and 30,000 people have already done it before you.  It’s all there.  I love it.  Amazing.  We should really savor this in case electricity goes away and we lose it.  I’ve always been a big fan of knowledge.

So what is good in watermelon and why do I care?

What’s good is listed here.  If you are a fan of watermelon, this is going to make you feel great. Much more nutrition than I thought.

Why I care is that finally winter is over, summer fruits are coming back and my morning smoothie can once again have a watermelon base.  So much more fun than the green apple base of winter.

Morning smoothies are my weekday breakfast.  It would appear that I am not very interested in eating fruit (unless it is cooked into a pie) but I really like drinking it.  Finally we are getting some rawness into the diet.  Who ever gave me the blender as a wedding gift, please forgive me for forgetting, identify yourself and claim your personalized gratitude email.