I have a long time pediatrician by the name of Dr. Eilenberg who is an excellent doctor as well as a role model for me. When I would come into his office to check my sons ears, he would generously share with me his insights that he has amassed in his life time. And boy has he given me some sage advice!
Well, one thing he has told me, I have repeated to so many people. Yet, I feel I have to spread it even further! I have gained so much in this knowledge and I’m sure you will too!
There are two kinds of people in the world.
A. Red Grape people
B. Green Grape people
Red grape people have a PASSION and a DRIVE in life. They are usually more PEOPLE oriented. They are usually the MOVERs and the SHAKERS. They are IDEALISTIC. They’d be INSIGHTFUL. They are DRAMATIC. They like CHANGE…. You get the idea.
Green grape people are the STEADY people that can HOLD THINGS TOGETHER. They are the SOLDIERS that carry out all the red grapes visions. They like SCHEDULE and STRUCTURE. They are GROUNDED with their feet firmly planted on the ground. They are EVEN KEELED. There is no ups and downs in their life. They notice all the DETAILS involved in a job…. I’m sure you know these people as well!
Some people have a little bit of both.
Some people are EXTREME red and some people are EXTREME green.
Usually, as per Dr. Eilenberg, the red grapes will marry the green grapes. Green grapes do also marry green grapes. Very rarely to red grapes marry red grapes. But it can happen on occasion.
How can you tell if you are a red grape or a green grape?
If there is a bowl of RED GRAPES and GREEN GRAPES in front of you,
WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
you got the answer!
Try it! I’ve yet to see this test fail!
This information was so helpful to me,because in the past, I would either feel SO MISUNDERSTOOD ( by my fellow opposite grape friends ) or look down and be JUDGEMENTAL of my fellow opposite grape friends.
In addition, it has allowed me to ACCEPT my LIMITATIONS and not TRY TO BE SOMEONE I’M NOT!
Now I realize that there’s a purpose for EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US!!
We each have a very DIFFERENT role to play in this world and not one is better than the other. We need both kinds of people!
I like to call the Red Grapers “CONNECTERS” and the Green Grapers “DOERS.”
Without “Connecters” the “Doers” would be directionless. They’d be doing lots of work, yet accomplishing nothing. They’d be digging holes in sand!
Without the “Doers” the “Connecters” wouldn’t get anything done! They’d be dreaming and philosophizing ’till they disappear in the hemisphere.
Of course, each person has to acquire both sides in order to succeed in ANYTHING in life.
But in order to get to the top of a mountain, you need to know where your starting point is.
Because when we can all climb together…..
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT!!!!