Be an Egg or a Potato

There’s this quote kinda thing I’d like to share with you guys… I dont know if you already know it or not but it goes like this…

The same boiling water that softens the potato and hardens the egg.

It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances

~Unknown

I really liked this one and felt like sharing it cause it sure is something we can remind ourselves in hard times.

What does this quote actually mean?

Again, it depends on the perspective.

We can see it in two ways.

First Possibility:

If the situation is bad then you can either let it break you down (like a potato), or use the pressure to turn you harder (like an egg) for future hardships.

Second Possibility:

It could mean the reverse. No matter how harsh the situations are, you can either let the bad conditions to turn you harsh and lose your real self. Or you can learn from it to become softer and more understanding towards others by helping to overcome the hardships.

Well that leaves us with two ideas.

I don’t know it’s actual meaning but this is my understanding and I’m going with both as both are great ways to think about it.

What do you think about this one?

I’d love to hear if you have other perspectives, ideas or thoughts about it!

Thanks for reading!

Irene

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