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Posted by Jeff Jewett on July 26, 2014 at 10:10 AM

During the Great Depression, popcorn was fairly inexpensive at 5–10 cents a bag and became popular. While other businesses failed, the popcorn business thrived and became a source of income for many struggling farmers. During World War II, sugar rations diminished candy production so what did people turn to satisfy the munchies? Popcorn! Apparently they consumed three times as much popcorn as they had before. (Encyclopedia Popcornica 2014) Yes, there really is a popcorn encyclopedia.


Well, that is certainly unexpected. Imagine, in the midst of so much global difficulty there was something that was popping in profits and popularity. Popcorn.


Popcorn kernels have a hard moisture-sealed hull and a dense starchy interior. Pressure builds inside the kernel, and a small explosion (or "pop") is the end result.


Is it possible that the pressure you are experiencing could lead to increased satisfaction? Yes, look at the kernels of your abilities. Find your strengths and apply them. Allow the heat to make you expand and profit from your difficulties.

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