How about them apples?

They're always there, surrounded by the good-looking ones. But we can't always spot them.

Rotten apples wind up in our shopping cart not because we didn't eyeball them but because we assume they're just as fresh as the rest of them. Probability is in our favor.

Grocery shopping is a picker's chance. But it is not worth scrutinizing every choice; most applesĀ are good. Suspicion is not worth clinging onto in an unlikely game of chance.

Humans vote with expectation. The chorus of decision-making is already loud enough.

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A daily blogger who connects the dots between arts and life.

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  1. Very true, even more so in our curated social media lives where happiness is ubiquitous. Rather, what’s behind the screen (aka in a google search box) displays the truth.

  2. Definitely. And through life I simply can’t but notice how the same rule applies to humans, and not just apples and tomatoes :D.

    Of course, I’m not talking about our physical look, but how those grumpy people who seem to be ill-mannered often end up being better people than the ones who always seem to be positive on the surface.

  3. Love this, well said. It’s always raw and imperfect (at least on the outside) that’s more interesting.

  4. It took me a while to realize that the bad looking apples (or tomatoes) often have a better taste. Maybe the same rule applies to life as well.

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