Pineapple Philosophy

This morning it occurred to me that the world is like a pineapple. When getting a pineapple ready to eat, you obviously cut off the skin (peel?). But you usually end up with little bits of the skin left. If you cut enough of the skin off to remove all those last little bits, your pineapple is a lot smaller that it would be otherwise.

Similarly, you can avoid a lot of the terrible things in the world, but you can only do so much without shutting yourself away completely, in which case you also miss a lot of valuable experiences. And those unpleasant things you have to deal with just make the rest of the life-pineapple that much better.

3 comments:

Jen said...

deep.

Joel said...

I never can tell if you're being sarcastic. Fortunately, I don't care. I choose to take it as a compliment.

)en said...

ha ha. i'm not being sarcastic. but it doesn't mean i'm dead serious either. :D compliment intended.