If you’ve never tasted a bad apple, you would not appreciate a good apple. You need to experience life to understand life.

If you’ve never tasted a bad apple, you would not appreciate a good apple. You need to experience life to understand life.

How many bad apples do you need to eat, before you recognize a good one? 

Life is a continuous buffet of experiences, some pleasant, others unpleasant, some truly magnificent and others will be horrible. 

Understanding that we are all feasting from the same buffet and that eventually we get a chance to taste the good and the bad… is the only potential consolation when you know you are weathering a bushel of bad apples. 

It is easy for us to profess that everything comes out balanced, but life, circumstances, and other external factors, inevitably weigh in, and give us all pause for a potential problem in the larger scope of a life basking in comfort. 

In the course of weathering the bad apples, we do discover a distinction, and when you finally get to a good apple, your heart sings because the experience is so much better than what you have been experiencing today. 

The pressure eases off, a little bit, and your willingness to embrace opportunities and circumstances through a more optimistic filter, becomes much more pronounced. 

It may not be a perfect combination of great experiences for anyone of us… but, without the clouds, there would be no silver lining. 

Happy Wednesday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!