“Problems are not stopped signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller
When Science is Stranger than Science Fiction
At one point in your life, you’ve probably been told that everyone is the same; that none of us are different, that we all bleed the same color and have the same feelings.
The people who told you this weren’t exactly wrong. At the very least they were well-meaning because we should treat everyone the same since we all have similar feelings.
But as you grow up, your realize we’re all quite different. From what we look like to our beliefs to what values we hold dear or what values we’re lacking. We differ in what we like to eat, the music we listen to, and how we want to be treated.
There are sarcastic people, jilted people, happy people, morbid people, ultrasensitive people, people who complain all the time, people who barely talk, and that’s just the gamut of “normal” people. We haven’t even gotten to the outliers like people in cults or psychopaths and narcissists.
Anyway, my point isn’t that we shouldn’t live by the theory all people are the same because it’s a good golden rule. However, it’s also pretty naive and doesn’t quite apply in the real world.
For instance, science blasts all that hoopla talk out of the water because some people are genetically dispositioned to be quite different than you. That doesn’t make them better or worse — just different.
Here are eight remarkable ways cultures differ
LaCroix (pronounced ‘La Krwa’ but only to people that are either French or trying to sound douchey) has become a household name. It’s stacked in every household fridge, in every pool party cooler, and every boat and yacht from San Francisco to the Ozarks to Miami.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking it, you understand why. I mean, it is delicious. It’s refreshing with just a hint of flavor and no sugar, so you feel good about yourself for essentially drinking water, but you feel kind of dirty and risqué because it’s not ACTUALLY water. It’s kind of like cheating with a guy that looks like a sexier version of your boyfriend.
Okay, so I might be hyping it up a bit too much. It’s bubbly water. That’s really all it is, but it really is good.
However, it’s not the taste that is amazing so much as how quickly it became such a huge brand for a company that came from nowhere and didn’t do much in the marketing and advertising arena.
It was like, one day you walked into the grocery store and – BAM! – the drink was monopolizing the sparkly water aisle (sorry, Perrier, you are sooooo 2015).
Anyway, here is the fascinating story of how it went from La-what? to La-“Krwa.”
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