Yuck and Yum

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yuck and yum

Don’t yuck someone else’s yum.

I can’t remember where I first heard that quote but it has stuck for a while now. Imagine you were eating your favourite meal and one of your friends saw it, looked utterly disgusted and screamed ‘yucky!’ Or ewww! and went on to express how they detest the food.

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This very act is rather disrespectful and it makes the person the least comfortable when it comes to completing the meal.

I do like food, especially colourful ones. And whenever I’m inspired, I do a little cooking of my own and try out new recipes. You can understand why I can’t complete the challenge without a post on food, LOL. 

That said, I’ve been guilty of yucking what others consider yummy and over time I’ve realized how uncomfortable it makes people feel. They wouldn’t want to eat such around me and that’s just sad! I’ve also had my own fair share of having my food mix-ups called yucky. Saying a food is yucky when the person eating it, or who cooked it considers it yummy is just wrong!

If you’ve got such a strong opinion about someone else’s food, keep it to yourself.

But it’s not just food. It goes on to different tastes in music, fashion, ideologies, beliefs, cultures and general lifestyle. Some of us have yucked other people’s yum because we don’t just get how they would like that type of food, music or that type of hairstyle! Like really, who still carries jheri curls in the 21st century? Of course, some people do. But I don’t like the hairstyle and I wouldn’t wear it. Still, that doesn’t give me the right to express my detestation to someone who clearly has that as a favourite hairstyle.

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So what if you like hip hop songs and I prefer pop? I shouldn’t go about telling you how yucky your songs are and neither should you. And if you like fur coats but I prefer leather- I shouldn’t go about yucking your taste and reminding you of all the animals that had to die to make your coat. Same goes to beliefs, cultural differences and so on.

As our faces are different so are our desires. We wouldn’t always have the same favourites. I’m sure you know by now that bread and tea is my favourite meal of all time, but I’ve still met people who consider it yucky. Like how could you? *hands on my waist, standing akimbo * 

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Now where was I before I digressed into bread and tea? Aha! We are all different with different tastes. The true beauty of life lies in accepting the differences and loving each other all the same. You don’t necessarily have to make the other person’s food or lifestyle your favourite, but you can let them know theirs is in no way inferior to yours.

As a matter of fact, some of such foods I once yucked have slowly crept into my list of yummy food when I tried them. That music you really dislike may actually be really lovely if you listen to it with an open mind. That hairstyle may not be so bad after all. That lifestyle that disgusts you may just be the best way the person expresses themselves. So try not to yuck another person’s yum.

It’s always my desire that you live victoriously! ❤

One more day to go on the A-Z blogging challenge! Thank God! 😀 Y

Lots of love,

daintym

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7 thoughts on “Yuck and Yum

    Olabamiji said:
    April 29, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Well said mfon 👊

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      Dainty M responded:
      April 30, 2016 at 12:35 AM

      Oh thank you so much dear! You’ve followed me to the end of the challenge 😊 God bless!

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    Liz Brownlee said:
    April 29, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    I know what you mean. I trained myself to like olives because they are so good for you – hated them before, now I adore them!

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      Dainty M responded:
      April 30, 2016 at 12:36 AM

      I know right! Funny how we get to like the things we hated at first. Thanks for sharing 👍

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    Tony Michele said:
    April 29, 2016 at 11:51 PM

    Whoop! You’re almost through.

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