A kindergarten teacher noticed a couple of significant arguments and hard feelings between friends and wanted to teach her class a valuable lesson. She brought a bunch of potatoes and plastic bags to class one day and told them they were going to play a game about friendship. She asked each student to think about how many friends they were upset with and to put that number of potatoes in a bag. Some students had one or two potatoes, while others had up to five potatoes. The teacher told the children to carry the potatoes in a plastic bag with them wherever they went for one week. As the days passed, the children began to complain about the smell and weight of the bags. The children were relieved when the game was over.
The teacher asked, “How did you feel carrying the potatoes with you for a week?” The children immediately started complaining about how exhausting and frustrating it was to carry the heavy, smelly potatoes with them wherever they went. Then the teacher told them the meaning of the game, and said, “That is exactly what happens when you stay upset with others and keep bad feelings in your heart. The feelings get worse and worse and follow you everywhere, making you very miserable.”
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