Today is the first time in my life, which is now more than half a century, that I saw a yellow watermelon
My first impression was – this is a problem – do watermelons really come in yellow colour, hope this is not poisonous, hope it is not gone bad
I checked with one of my neighbour’s – who is our Grand old aunty, she had also never seen one. Then I called up one of our friends who has seen the world much more than me to check if they had seen a yellow watermelon, but even he was not able to comprehend a yellow watermelon
I was about to throw the whole watermelon even though it was testing sweet like a watermelon but the colour drove me crazy.
Just before throwing it, I thought of checking Google the ultimate knowledge base
And lo-behold right out there was a query on yellow watermelons and there were photographs of yellow watermelons which were exactly same as the watermelon which I had bought
Based on the input Google provided, my perception of the whole situation changed – where first I was about to throw the watermelon, I cut the whole watermelon and put it into the refrigerator.
Perceptions are such mind blocks.
I keep telling my team members about avoiding mind blocks and today I was myself in a mind block that watermelons are supposed to be red
Imagine I would have wasted such a sweet honey flavoured watermelon just because of my mind block
This same situation also happens, when it is hard earned money for service class people. Only because people say Bank fixed deposits are safe people don’t want to invest in anything else. They do not realise the risks that they take in the long-term with the bank deposits
So till next time look -for red colour muskmelons and blue colour grapes – you don’t know what life offers – but enjoy everything with an open mind
PS: If you have eaten a yellow watermelon do let me know….will like to know if I am the only person who thinks water melons can only be red.