Rustic Life Lessons

Way People Say
2 min readApr 2, 2021

The thing with life is it never happens our way; instead feels difficult at times. With life, negative emotions come naturally. But coming out positive is a choice we all need to make.

The true wisdom lies in reacting according to any situation. This is what a Chef father (Jacob) told her daughter (Enola), who always complained about life.

But the daughter was not ready to gulp father’s heavy dose of wisdom until Jacob demonstrated how she could choose to bring out her best irrespective of any situation.

This narration does offer a great life lesson. Let’s Unlock!

Enola had always had complaints about life. She always felt miserable in her life. She complained all this to her father until one fine day, Jacob decided to show her a way out of this feeling.

Being a chef, the best Jacob can work out with was ingredients from the kitchen. Therefore, he took Enola to the kitchen. He then filled three pots with water and placed each on high flame.

Once these pots began to boil, Jacob put a Potato in one, Eggs in the second, and Coffee beans in the third one. He then let each boil without saying a word to Enola.

Enola waited impatiently, wondering what’s going on. After ten minutes, Jacob turned off the flames, placed the potato on a plate, eggs on another plate, and finally poured Coffee into a cup.

Jacob then turned to Enola and asked, “what do you see?”. “Potato, Eggs, and Coffee”, she replied hurriedly.

Jacob again asked Enola to look closer and touch each item.

Enola touched potatoes and noticed they were soft. She then turned to eggs, pulled off the shell, and found out that they were hard-boiled.

Finally, she took the coffee and smelled it. The rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

Jacob then explained what Enola had just experienced. Each item had faced the same adversity, the boiling water. However, each reacted differently.

The potato went in strong and came out soft. The eggs went fragile and came out hard. However, the coffee beans reacted uniquely. They changed their shape and came out with something new, with a rich aroma.

Jacob then asked Enola, which are you? When adversity knocks on your door, what you choose to be? The potato, an egg, or coffee beans?



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