The Squeeze

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The squeeze is any pressure or adversity that a person feels that reveals what is on the inside.  Whoever the person is and their TRUE attitude towards life is exposed.

If you take an orange and squeeze it, of course you get orange juice.

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21 thoughts on “The Squeeze

  1. kalabalu says:

    I am a only see your reflection in if you are orange then I am too..or if lemon what else can I be..not sweet after all..I am a human being..only.
    I depends..when the boss gives a thrashing..I remain calm..when my sub ordinate tries to give a lecture I resist..seems its not so simple for me..Instead of being objective about the words/ actions, I also look who is doing that..maybe..I am not really what is coming out of a genetically engineered..fruit er..half lemon and half orange

  2. Tom Heuerman says:

    Stress (the squeeze) is a test of our goodness. Two other observations: When I worked with small management groups, without fail, who each person “really” was came out under pressure. We cannot hide who we are for long. Second, under stress people often lower their vision (goals) instead of managing the tension they feel. Wrong thing to do: learn how to manage the tension and do not lower the vision.

  3. ChristopherinHR says:

    Really like this one… So many ways to extend the analogy and really consider what it means. Thanks for writing this!

  4. mentalmom02 says:

    Depends who is doing the squeezing I guess. I try to be kind to everyone and give the benefit of the doubt, but on occasion, when the squeezing gets to be a bit much, I lean towards sarcasm and wit. Wonder what fruit compares with that?

  5. I am glad I can say Orange. Up until about two years ago it was orange and lemon. Glad I put things in my past to rest so I do not ooze lemon.

  6. Great analogies, it is interesting to watch when the squeeze happens to us and those we work with. Very surprising at times

  7. This is really good. I think the most important thing to remember is that a lemon can become an orange if it’s willing to admit and let go of its bitterness.

  8. Rajiv says:

    I agree with you, but while we can say that they know not what to do, I also think that this may not be the only solution. It is practical, as long as it is not said in a defeatist/fatalistic manner. Then, you are squeezed, but are dry.

  9. You can replace fruit with the idea of a sponge. When the juice is squeezed out… What kind of liquid do you replace it with?

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  11. cindyhluu says:

    This lesson has come at a great time in my life. Thank you for the wise words. I will be thinking of this the next time I get “squeezed”.

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