Why Hot Rice Is Not Good For You

It Will Burn Your Tongue

riceHave you ever been in such a hurry, probably extremely hungry as well, and heated up some rice or plated some as soon as it was done cooking, shoved a forkful in your mouth without allowing it to cool? Painful right?

Rice and jackass are the subjects of our Tuesday Thought© this week and they both speak to the “sin” (missing of the mark, mistake) we are focussing on this – anger.

Since the start of May, we have looked at the seven deadly sins and the virtues that counteracts them. Much of this conversation has taken place on my Facebook page but Alexis Ali has shared posts on Greed and Patience. I have shared how some of these sins have affected my journey by republishing parts of my story. Naked Before God and The Tender Years are parts of that journey. As well, you might want to check out last week’s Tuesday Thought© video on Humility.

Hot Rice And Jackass

Anger or wrath is an intense emotional response. It is a normal emotion that involves a strong uncomfortable and emotional response to a perceived provocation. Often it indicates when one’s personal boundaries are violated. Some have a learned tendency to react to anger through retaliation.

That is the definition of anger provided by Wikipedia. It is a fair assessment of one of the most damaging emotions OR the one that can lead you to deep growth is channelled properly. The latter is the point of the two Jamaican proverbs that are at the center of today’s video:

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Yuh nuh fi eat hat rice.

Warn jackass before-ah yuh lick im.

Watch the video for the translation to English from Jamaican patois as well as an unlocking of these proverbs and how they might help you manage and channel your anger.

Eating hot rice no longer has to be your choice as you continue to have a great week!

Claudette P. Esterine

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6 thoughts on “Why Hot Rice Is Not Good For You

  1. I RARELY get angry. RARELY. But if someone slights anyone in my family or loved ones, yeah, DEAD TO ME. That being said, it truly takes A LOT to make me mad. Because honestly, life is way too short to be angry!

    1. Ms Claudette

      GiGi, I could not agree with you more. There is so much more we can do than allow others to push our buttons to the point of unleashing the angry side of us. Thanks for sharing your experience. 🙂

  2. I love Jamaican Patois…and the way yo speak it Claudette. Dont eat rice while its hot…eyes rolling ..Gal have you been peeking in my kitchen again…I do that lots…proverbially. I am daily improving my mental capacity to stop. Breath and then speak!

    1. Ms Claudette

      “Breath and then speak,” is so accurate Julie. I too am challenged often enough and have to breathe a few times before speaking or waling away. 🙂

  3. Everyone needs to read/hear this! Especially the guy I met on the freeway last week . . .
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    1. Ms Claudette

      Road rage I’m guessing? We are becoming so angry and impatient with each other these days! 🙁

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