Defending Your Life is a 1991 movie starring Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep and Riptorn. Albert Brooks is a coward who falls in love with Meryl Streep who has lived a life of courage. Rip Torn is the facilitator in this judgement day comedy. What does all this have to do with vegetables?
One of my favorite scenes in the movie is when Albert Brooks is eating a meal with Rip Torn. Torn is obviously enjoying his meal. Albert is curious about trying Torn's dish but becomes totally discouraged when Torn tells Brooks he hasn't evolved enough to like it - its poo.
On to vegetables.
To my friends, family and clients who claim not to like this or that, especially vegetables - you can like whatever you like if you make up your mind to like it. You can evolve into liking something. You can convince yourself that you don't like something and you won't. And, you can convince yourself that you will like something and eventually you will.
I've done this with a few things. Natto, fermented soy beans, for one. Natto smells like old wet socks and has a stringy consistency. I WANTED to like it though because it's horribly nutritious. I just kept eating natto until I found a way that I liked it and now I eat every morning for breakfast. The same thing goes for a "greens" drink I've recently started using.
I had to chug the first glassful and truthfully, the second glass. Then I decided to dilute it by using more water. Now I drink it easily. I mean really I learned to like the taste of beer and wine. Why not something that's good for me.
Keep saying you don't like vegetables and you never will. Make up your mind to find a way to like vegetables and you will.