People Are Like Potatoes
Yes, People are like potatoes. After potatoes have been harvested they have to be spread out and sorted in order to get the maximum market price. They are divided according to their size-big, medium, and small. It is only after potatoes have been sorted and bagged that they are loaded onto trucks. But there was one farmer who never bothered to sort the potatoes at all. A neighbor finally asked him, “What is your secret?” The farmer replied, “It is simple. I just load up the wagon with potatoes and take the roughest road to town. During the six-mile trip, the little potatoes always fall to the bottom. The medium potatoes land in the middle, while the big potatoes rise to the top.” That is not only true of potatoes. It is a law of nature. Big potatoes rise to the top on rough roads and tough people rise to the top in rough times. Though time never lasts tough people do.