Last Updated on July 5, 2016 by Michael Brockbank
The last thing you want to see when you reach into the fridge is a moldy piece of food. However, something like an onion can be quite metaphorical for how life can truly work. The thing about a moldy onion is that it can still be useful if you peel back the sections that are starting to change color. Eventually, you can reach the parts that are still worth saving.
Getting to the Heart of a Moldy Onion
A lot of people would just toss the moldy onion aside and reach for something more health-conscious. Me, I prefer to salvage what I can regardless of how bad it looks. There are times when it needs to be chucked into the trash, but you may be surprised by how often you can salvage an otherwise nasty-looking piece of food.
The trick to getting to the more salvageable areas of this proverbial moldy onion is to peel back all the layers that are unappealing. Depending on the circumstance, this could be quite a difficult process. It’s all about identifying the parts of the onion that are bad and discarding them. As long as you come across the mold in a timely manner, it’s possible to reclaim the edible. You just have to see past the nastiness and recognize the rest of its potential.
I’ve seen too many people that are just willing to give up when things don’t work like they expect. Unfortunately, most of them will never truly appreciate the potential these situations may have. You’ll never know what parts of the moldy onion can be used unless you try. Otherwise, it’s a wasted opportunity for physical and mental growth.
Discarding the Bad Pieces
In reality, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to discard the bad layers in order to get to the goodness within. In most cases, it simply takes a bit of determination and motivation to discover what’s underneath. Again, people are often afraid of the ramifications of what the mold could represent. Instead of making the effort to try, they simply move on.
While it’s true that the problem could go deep into the core of the moldy onion, you will never know unless you look. It’s easy to just throw your hands up and surrender, but it could be equally as easy to peel back a layer that is keeping you from success. It’s all in a matter of how you view the situation. What if this was your last onion? Will the stew of life taste as good without it? Perhaps. But it will be missing a component you initially thought that would make the stew that much better.
Getting Your Fingers Dirty
Some people don’t want to take the time to explore the onion because they don’t want to get their fingers dirty. They often believe they are privileged enough to not worry about a moldy onion and reach for one that is fresh. But how dirty can someone actually get peeling back layers?
Taking the time to get to the heart of the matter can fill you with a great sense of accomplishment. A lot of people prefer taking time out of their day to recover something that may be lost to others. It’s this effort you put into the task that will make the onion that much more enjoyable later on. Anyone can simply pull a new one out of the bag. But getting past the mold is part of the journey to enjoy this piece of life.
In many cases, the problem isn’t nearly as dirty as you might think. All it may take is a brief change of the outer skin and far less time than you believe. Once you begin, you might find it to be less of a mess while providing excellent results. Besides, it’s not like you can’t wash yourself if things do become too much to handle.
Why You Should Never Give Up On the Moldy Onion
When you give up, you’ll never truly understand what may have come from taking the time to peel back the bad parts of the onion. It’s impossible to tell where the experience could have taken you without putting in the effort. You could find the onion to deliver the best taste once you’ve accomplished cleaning it up. For some, this could be a life changing alteration. Personally, I love me a good onion.
Just because something looks difficult or messy, it doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel and move on. You may be missing out on some of the most amazing situations of your life. Giving up on something merely because it doesn’t look appealing may show a lot about your character. You just need to move past the bad sections in order to get to the good stuff.
Before you toss that moldy onion into the trash, stand above the waste receptacle and peel away the bad layers. You might find that the bad areas are only on the surface and the whole onion is ready to be used to benefit your life. Not everything needs to be tossed at first glance.
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