Sunday, December 11, 2011

Talk Nice to your Food

The other day in class, the Chinese teacher told the students a story that had been printed in the Chinese newspaper. A student had done an experiment with 3 containers of rice. She set each rice container in the fridge. Each day, she opened the lid of the first box and spoke kind words to the rice. To the second box of rice, she did not say anything. Finally, to the third box of rice, she opened the lid and said cruel, cutting things to it. She repeated these same steps everyday for one week. At the end of the week, the first box of rice was white and fluffy; it looked better than it had at the beginning of the experiment. The second box of rice (that had been ignored) looked slightly crusty and yellow as week old rice should look. And the last box of rice that had received the criticism was black and moldy. The moral of this story was that if even rice (an inanimate, unliving object) is so sensitive to our words, how much more so are we as humans sensitive to the words of others. Please speak kind words to your classmates and friends. "请你们对同学和朋友们说好听的话”

1 comment:

Norman & Joyce said...

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words can really hurt.