Why I Love Pickled Ginger

Why I Love Pickled Ginger

Don't get drunk off ginger shots
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Imagine having a migraine, nausea, or even an upset stomach and within hours of consuming a specific food it disappears. Ginger has been around for over 2,000 years and is known to improve health. The United States of America first introduced ginger through a variety of ways. The most common one known to citizens is served on a sushi plate and is known as picked ginger. Most friends of mine disregard the little pink or yellow dish on the side of their plate, simply because they do not know the health benefits of pickled ginger.

The first time trying ginger I was a bit skeptical due to the texture and after taste it left in my mouth. However, once being informed on how ginger helps fight off heart disease and lowers one's cholesterol, I decided it was best to continue eating it whenever it was presented. Knowing that heart problems and strokes are present in my families' health history, I became persuaded that ginger would be the first step towards improving my health. Of course, a majority of the time when people see me eating chunks of ginger their initial reaction is "grossed out". I explain to them the benefits and the whole point of consuming ginger is to help my health.

Imagine everyone's first shot of alcohol. A majority of reactions are "this tasted so bad". Still people end up taking more shots because they become informed that by drinking alcohol you become intoxicated and intoxication, if done in moderation, can lead to a "good time" according to social media and college.

So, if you ever come across ginger think of it as a shot of tequila. Yes, the taste isn't the best. However, the outcome will be interesting. Of course, everything should be done in moderation. Don't get drunk off ginger shots.

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An Open Letter To The Judgmental People In My Hometown

Imperfections are what gives a diamond its value.
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Dear judgemental, simple minded people from my hometown,

I am sorry that I have never met your level of perfection.

Coming from a small town, everyone settles to the norm of the people around them. Unlike you all, I have always been a little bit different.

I've never understood why everyone always seems to feel the need to talk down to the next person. People love to gossip about a situation as long as the situation has nothing to do with them. For every move I made, someone was always there to bring out the negativity in the situation. You all are always sweeping around somebody else's doorstep when I know your doorstep is not clean. Maybe it is time to buy a new broom. I know that I cannot please everybody and that I will also not be liked by everybody. However, I deserve respect just as the next person.

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I hope for the sake of the future generations of our small town, you all can learn to be more accepting to change.

I hope that no one judges your children like some of you all have judged me. I hope that the people that you love and care about are welcomed and accepted for who they are.

If we put as much time into being better people or helping others like you put into judging others, the world would be a much better place.

Imperfections are what gives a diamond its value. Pebbles are perfectly round. I'd much rather be a diamond, one in a million, than a pebble that fits in.

Sincerely,

The one whose every move you criticize

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