A little boy’s first time eating a lemon – A video blog post

A short story that attempts to illustrate how our beliefts, or memories of the past, can limit our life experience. Written, and Produced by Nim using Doodly for video creation, and Speechello for voice over.

Transcript:

The little boy’s first time eating a lemon!
A short story that attempts to illustrate how our beliefts, or memories of the past, can limit our life experience.
Written, and Produced by Nim, using Doodly for video creation, and Speechello for voice over.

Once upon a time, there was a curious young child happily playing on the floor.
Suddenly, in front of him, appeared a small bright yellow ball.


The colour excited him. So he decided to check it out. When he got closer, he could smell it’s sweet perfume. A pretty ball, with a bright colour, and smells so sweet.
“I’m sure it tastes sweet”, he told himself and decided to check it out.


Soon after the first bite, he spat everything out, in disgust.
“YUCK! Bitter, Sour, .. and nothing like the outer appearance”, Decided the child.

A few years go by. The little child has now turned into a young boy.


One day, his mom and dad, came across a boutique candy shop, and decided to get their little boy a some candy. To mom’s and dad’s surprise, they had some candy that looked exactly like a lemon. The size, the colour, and the smell was identitical to a lemon.


They decide to trick their little boy, with a pleasant surprise.

“Oh no”… screamed the little boy.
“Taste it”, said Mom and Dad, jokingly.
“No way,… I’ve tasted it before, and I will never try again”.
“But darling, this is a candy, we were just teasing you”, said Mom.
But he didn’t believe.


He missed out on candy, and mom and dad missed out on giving him a gift he likes.

Now,….. replace the lemon in this story, with any person, situation, or experience of your life. Also, replace the main character, the little boy, to be yourself.
Using our past experience for decision making is a natural human trait. This is what keeps us safe, and away from danger. But, if you carefully observe, you will notice that we have placed too much value and responsibility in this automatic, reactive, and biased, decision making process that we have practiced throughout our life.
Just like the little boy and his parents missed out, we too miss out on a lot of opportunities because of this.

So….. Next time you observe yourself living your life, as a memory of the past,…..
would you consider, the existance of possibilities beyond your past memories?
would you consider, that each new moment, is a new begining, and a new experience?

I hope you liked this story.

Thank you for watching

Nim

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