TOAST. Think about it for a moment. It probably has the simplest recipe in the world: one instruction. Still, you know when you’re trying to make it and you can’t get it right? It’s too light or too soft, then … totally burnt! Charred in a matter of seconds – now it’s more like a brick than a piece of toast. So what do you do? Are you the kind of person who tries to scrape off the black? Or do you smother it with jam to hide the taste? Do you throw it away, or do you just eat it?
If you shrug and eat the toast, is it because you’re willing to settle for less?
Maybe you don’t want to be wasteful, but if you go ahead and eat that blackened square of bread, then what you’re really saying – to yourself and to the world – is that the piece of bread is worth more than you own satisfaction.
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