My Brain plays a bad game with me!!!

United States
November 28, 2012 10:31am CST
I just can't get over it I grew up by together with my brother by my grandmother. It happen that she loved my brother like a god I was almost invisible Everything my brother want he got it . He loved mashed potatoes and I hated them. So almost everyday we had had mashed potatoes My grandmother first let me sit for hours in front of those cold potatoes but I couldn't eat them then she took a spoon and with the other hand she opened my mouth and forced it down in my throat She stopped doing it when I once had to throw up on my plate I never had to eat potatoes after that I always thought it was the taste of the potatoes,but I was so wrong Many years later my boyfriend took me out in a restaurant and I ordered something that called crocetten on the picture it looked good and I never had it before It was so delicious !! They look like tiny breaded sausages In the middle of the meal my boyfriend said: I thought you hate mashed potatoes! Me : yes I told you why? He told me then that these crocetten are made out mashed potatoes and nothing else except that they are rolled and breaded I had to stop eating cause I was so nausea and afraid I have to throw up again So it wasn't the taste just the memory of times you don't like to remember. It would be really interesting if anyone feel the same way that your brain just plays a game with you
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8 responses
• India
28 Nov 12
Hi Elenakat. Well mind does play games with you very often. Many people face such problem. What they think or feel is something they do not like is sometimes wrong. It is their mind that plays game with them making them feel that way. In these cases you can often come over by tricking your mind. This time it was your boyfriend who did it. But even you can trick your mind. Make it believe that they are not mashed potatoes. And you will see that you will be able to eat them. Anyways have a nice day ... +SuperShames+
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• United States
28 Nov 12
Thx for your response Yes I tried that too but it didn't work for me I had to think that I am lying to my self.
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• India
29 Nov 12
Hi Elenkat. Well in that case all I can say is try harder. Take it as a challenge. Dont assume that is about mashed potatoes. It is about overcoming and removing all the negativity from your past to enjoy a better future.Work on improving your willpower. It will benefit you in the long run. Have a nice day ...
• United States
28 Nov 12
You have the option to leave potatoes alone and not fight it.
• United States
28 Nov 12
That is exactly what I am doing
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov 12
Different things, whether it's food, a place, a person or an item can trigger off bad memories, our brain is a complex thing and sometimes it will bury nasty experiences in our childhood to protect us so that we don't remember them, they are nicely hidden in our subconscious mind, then suddenly we happen to eat something or be somewhere or someone will trigger off the bad memory from a childhood. You experience flashbacks as well of those horrid moments you had at your grandmothers hands.
• United States
28 Nov 12
Yes you are right about that But it took me years to figure that out lol
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@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
28 Nov 12
me to.. just cant remember the games name.
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@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
The brain is a very powerful organ, and in your experience it may have been something related to your passed experience causing your brain to remember the traumatic experience before and so your body just reacts to your brain. This is not uncommon. In fact, the power of the mind is usually so great that I have read of so many fascinating things that can be done by just thinking and believing. I am sorry that you had to go through this though. I think that to get passed it, you should start by forgiving and forgetting, that way the bad memories just becomes memories and then you can train your body and mind to accept potatoes slowly. It's not easy, I'm sure, but if you are willing to try then I believe it would work.
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@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Our brains are really that powerful. It could really make us think of things that we thought of otherwise.
• United States
29 Nov 12
Yes we got a lot of junk in there some of it I really wonne delete
@Hatley (157947)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Nov 12
hi Elenakat yes I think a lot of us have been there and done that. My father was harsh about not eating food.I did not like the sour taste of grapefruit so refused to eat it.But my father would not let me leave the table til I ate that grapefruit. My mom felt sorry for me so she slide the grapefruit off m y plate when my father was nto looking and substituted an empty grapefruit shell on my plate so he let me leave. To this day I will not eat sour green grapefruit I hate it. I will eat the pink fleshed ones as they are sweeter. What parents have not done to force children to eat something they hate is just horrid as all it does is teach kids their parents are more powerful and stronger..
• United States
28 Nov 12
Yes lol you are so right I never forced my kids to eat something they didn't like cause I learned
@chunxiao (66)
• China
29 Nov 12
After finishing your passage,I wonder if you were really eating mashed potatoes in your childhood.Is it possible that your grandmother has been misunderstood by you.Maybe she loves you as equally as she loves your brother and you don't feel that.Sometimes,the last generation is not good at expressing their love to their children and children are likely to ignore the truth for their rebellion.However,this is just my opinions and after all I can't in person understand what you have experienced.