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This post was inspired by a reader who emailed me about my statement about chucking lemons back to life and asking for oranges. I had never seen this video, and I thought everyone needed to see it, because it’s awesome.
Can we talk about the fact that I hate lemons?
I hate them.
They don’t do anything good in the world. They’re too yellow, and they only serve as condiments.
Sometimes all they’re good for are decorations.
So I think lemons are the worst.
If someone handed me lemons, I would not make lemonade. You know why?
Because I hate lemonade.
It’s sour and sweet at the same time. It’s bitter. And it’s full of itself.
Lemonade is made out of lemons, which, as we’ve gone over, I hate.
You don’t see limes going around asking people if they would make it into a beverage. No sirry.
Limes are practical fruit.
You may not hate lemons like I do, but I know for a fact that there exists a fruit you like better than lemons.
Lemons are my favorite fruit, said no one EVER.
So when someone hands you lemons (and by ‘someone’ I mean ‘Life’), don’t make lemonade until you consider the alternatives. There are a variety of fruits out there, and Life is just trying to be funny and hide them from you.
I’m onto you, Life!
I know your tricks. You can’t fool me.
And now you will never be able to fool anyone else.
Pineapple knows that it wants to be sweet.
It looks awesome. It can be worn as a hat.
Lots of stuff you can do with a pineapple.
Alas, you can even make pineapple juice, which I don’t approve of, but at least it’s not pretentious enough to want to be sold in vending machines (like lemonade for example).
Why not give the lemons back to Life and ask for Pineapples instead?
Avocado’s can go on sandwiches, in salads, and the heavenly substance we mortals call ‘guacamole’ is made out of avocado.
Getting an avocado from Life sounds infinitely better than getting a lemon.
Life doesn’t like to give away it’s avocados, so you’ll have to fight for this one.
In the end it’s worth it.
Guacamole vs lemonade?!
Mango kicks lemons’ ass.
My point is that you should never settle with what you’re given if you want more. There are a ton of fruit that Life could have given you that aren’t lemons. You just have to fight for them.
Don’t take no for an answer.
Don’t stop until you get your desired fruit.
Because, hey, you don’t want to be the only bozo on the block stuck with a lemon do you?