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What if all you ever ate was chocolate ice-cream? Because you liked chocolate ice-cream. In your mind it is the best flavour. It's the only one you ever eat.
You never bother to ask for any other flavour, because you like chocolate ice-cream. If a new flavour comes onto the market, you don't try it, because you like chocolate ice-cream.
You are aware that there are other flavours.
You know about vanilla. You even know that there are quite a few people who like vanilla. You may even have had a tiny taste of it a long time ago. But you like chocolate ice-cream.
There are some people who eat strawberry… but no-one you know personally. You wouldn't really associate with strawberry ice-cream eaters.
And as for those wild, way out, freaky new age flavours… give me a break!! There just crazy. You could never do that.
No… you like chocolate ice-cream.
Your parents ate chocolate ice-cream.
Your grandparents ate chocolate ice-cream.
Everyone in your town, your city, your state… and most of your country… eat chocolate ice-cream.
And so do you.
You have never even tried any other flavour… and yet you know without a shadow of a doubt that chocolate ice-cream is the best.
So what is your chocolate ice-cream?
Geography? Religion? Politics? Sport?
Most of us have one.
An opinion we hold as absolute truth, without ever having explored the alternatives.
Maybe chocolate ice-cream is the best flavour. But we will only ever know that for sure after we have tasted them all (or at the very least… tasted some).
It's a great big, wide, diverse, world out there… full of flavour… full of possibility… of wonder. Don't limit yourself with narrow minded thinking. Believe me… the chocolate ice-cream won't be offended if you try a little butterscotch, or pecan, or heaven forbid… choc-chip!! And if you still prefer chocolate ice-cream… awesome! At least you now know that your decision is an informed one, and not one of breeding and cultural habit. You will have broadened your horizons just a little, and you will be SO much richer for the experience.