This morning at breakfast I had a great conversation with Sarah Kimmel of Technology for Moms about quirks we all have about different foods. Some folks are pickier than others. To me, it is all fine. My feeling is that all of these quirks we see in others should be embraced! If we were all the same what a boring world this would be.
While sometimes our quirks can be a bit much when we have a lot of them or are very inflexible, most of the time they really are no big deal. For food, many of us have foods we do not like because of textures actually. I had some oatmeal at breakfast, but there are many who do not like oatmeal strictly because of the texture. Sometimes others seem bothered when someone would say something like “I don’t like oatmeal because of its texture”, but why are they bothered? How does that impact them really? There is no need to be negative about a preference like this – just let it go.
Now some quirks do impact others a bit more. If you have met me in person or watched any of my videos you might have noticed (ha) that I have a rather loud voice. I totally am aware of it and do try to be quieter, but it is tough. However, I am also very comfortable if someone asks me to talk a bit quieter or less – as long as they are not rude about it. What I have come to realize though is that so many people recognize me by my voice and are happy to hear it – those folks are embracing my quirk.
So where do you fall? Can you embrace the quirks of others or do those quirks just make you crazy? What is one of your own quirks?
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