How Eating Something New Can Make You an Insider.
New things are scary. We often take the same path every day. Whether it's the same walk to work, the same daily routine or the same meal plan. It doesn't just make things predictable; it makes us an outsider.
Often we think of outsiders as the people who live on the fringe. The artists, the ruckus makers and individuals willing to challenge the status quo. Outsiders are people who choose a different path. They live on the outside circle of society. They might look at things differently. They eat different foods and make different choices. However, what if it's the reverse? What if to be an insider, we have to take a leap of faith and listen to the change makers around us to understand our world more deeply?
I like my days to be somewhat predictable. I find solace in routine, and I eat just about the same things every week. However, my certain actions make me an outsider to the fascinating world around me. I'm missing out by not trying something new. I am consciously an outsider by not making changes in my life. What if by trying something new, I could make a new connection? That would be remarkable, and it would expand my understanding of the world around me. It would move me toward being an insider.
I went to a birthday party today and didn't try the Fairy bread. I regret it because I don't feel like an insider and I missed out on tasting something amazing from another culture. Today I am going to put together some slices of fairy bread and try something new.
By taking on risk, only then can we start to understand the power on the inside.
Until tomorrow friends.