Friday, January 26, 2007

Lesson of the wine palm nut. This nut takes 3 years to sprout and sometimes does not sprout at all. It has been found that if you put the seed in water and you let it swell then dry it out it never germinates. But if it is frozen, then has boiling water poured on it, then it is emersed in water it will sprout in under 6 months. The harsh treatment proves beneficial.

Answer any of the following:

What life lessons do you think as people we can learn from this nut?

Why is this nut lesson not taught more?

Have you heard of this before?

Do you have any other life lessons like this from the world to share?

16 Comments:

Blogger infinitesimal said...

this nut and I share the same life story

3:08 PM  
Blogger pink ginger 珂琳 said...

a person in a tough environment will do their best to sirvive. sometime we don't know our true capabalities until we are facing a challenge.

6:45 PM  
Blogger infinitesimal said...

this is a link to a very positive blog called jack's musings

here is one of my friends and longtime readers, he has written a book too, and this is a link to some of his writing, i believe you will really like it. It is very uplifting

8:27 PM  
Blogger Blessed said...

It's all about struggle & stress. Just a nother lesson on why struggle is good and why we do need some stress. I have heard there is good 'stress' (which I'm still trying to figure that out!).
Kind of reminds of using a whip on a horse--scares it into moving. Sometimes just the sight of whip will get the horse to move.
Maybe this lil' nut is like some spoiled rich kids I know that are petted and spoiled and do nothing in their life but wait for a hand out from daddy and then there is the friends who came from hell and had nothing and this reality made them stronger. It is tho thru this shock on their system made them grow into better human beings.

6:38 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I've never heard of it before and it makes me think. I might have to come back and comment again later if I can sort it out in my head.

9:00 AM  
Blogger C-dell said...

I think it can teach us that sometimes in life you must go throygh har times in order to become more than what you are now

People don't want to hear that to achieve thing is takes hard work that is not always pleasant.

I have never heard of this nut before.

10:21 PM  
Blogger BSB said...

Harships make us stronger and we can face adversities in a way that no other can.

As a kid, I was in and out of hospitals. My grandmother, by my side, would never let me feel sorry for myself. She would always tell me that there are people going through worse things than I.

At the time, it would piss me off. Now, I know that she was right.. ;-)

3:49 AM  
Blogger niki yokota said...

in my country, we say "tough time grown up ppl will get happier."
am i right??
thank u very much for ur inspiring lesson!!

8:16 AM  
Blogger 123Valerie said...

I learned that it's best not to dry out. Thanks, Tommy. I'm going to go have a cocktail

4:10 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

every good thing takes time to reap...

Keshi.

6:40 PM  
Blogger infinitesimal said...

I would like you to come to my blog, when you have the time, and read what there is to see there.

Perhaps you will feel something calling you.

In particular, please read the interview...OK?

8:31 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Still thinking. I know that we grow stronger through adversity. I'm just not sure if we always want to take the fast track.

9:55 AM  
Blogger infinitesimal said...

Hi, thanks for the comment, but I don't know why you keep on ending up on my dream blog...

THIS is the interview I wanted you to read, from my main blog:

here is a link to it:

Nazanin

My Main Blog

11:07 AM  
Blogger Intergalactic Stacey said...

I'm happy to learn a lesson from a nut. :)

I've never heard this before. Thanks for sharing.

5:30 AM  
Blogger Tom Bailey said...

I had a typo in the story that I had to change. It would be an interesting idea having my secretary typing on my blog for me.

7:16 AM  
Blogger Alex Argrow said...

Good post Tom,

makes you think about life a bit more.

See you,

Alex.

5:19 AM  

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