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Will Teaspoon Rule the World?

Friday, July 24, 2020

Will Teaspoon Rule the World?

Will Teaspoon Rule the World?

In Order of the Phoenix, Harry tells Ron and Hermione about his snog with Cho Chang, the conversation turns to Ron and his tiny mind.

  “Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have.”

 This brings us to a member of the cutlery family called the

T e a s p o o n

Simply put, a teaspoon is a small spoon that can be used to stir a cup of tea or coffee.  Let's further break that down. Tea and spoon, right?  By the way, there exists a special type of caviar (salted fish egg) made from rare abino fish and laced with 22-carat gold is thought to be the most expensive food on planet earth and this food is priced at $40,000 per teaspoon).  

Quick fact.  A teaspoon is measured 1 fluid dram (or drachm) that's 1/4 of a tablespoon, or 1/8 fluid ounce.  

T e a 

So, comes now Shan Nong, a Chinese Emperor at around 2300 BC through 400 AD, tea was used primarily for drinking with its medicinal value and health benefits by the indigenous people then it made its way to upper class/strata of society.  

Around the 1600 through 1700s, the use of the word teaspoon started and to date this small member of cutlery is used mainly in scooping coffee, tea, sugar, powdered milk, creamer and ultimately mixing them with hot/cold water in creating a beverage/drink.

C l e a n l i n e s s


As that age-old adage goes and "cleanliness is next to godliness."  At around 1700, it was customary for Europeans to bring their own spoons to the table and spoons as a personal property were carried by everyone who owns one in much the same way as people today i.e., wallets, key rings, et cetera.

Most people will agree that being clean is a sign of spiritual purity or goodness. This phrase was first recorded in a sermon by John Wesley in 1778, but the idea is ancient, found in Babylonian and Hebrew religious tracts. It is still invoked, often as an admonition to wash or clean up. 

Y u k t i

When I embraced the lifestyle of vegetarianism starting around 1992, I learned a "yukti," a Hindi word which means technique or method of the use of a teaspoon whilst eating/dining out.  This I imbibe and practice without fail for the multi-fold benefits I derive until this date.

Most people use the table spoon and fork for eating, right?  So, what leaves us not being used for eating using a humble teaspoon.  The probability of use of a teaspoon is almost of nil since this is only used for mixing cold/hot beverages, right?

For Americans that is, the fork and table knife serves as the main eating cutlery. So, it's obvious that the mostly used in direct contact of human mouth for eating, tasting are the spoon and fork utensils.

In terms of cleanliness, using a teaspoon as alternative whilst eating out in public (hotels, restaurants, et cetera). The experience becomes a first where one is like eating with a newly purchased brand new spoon/fork.  You're the first to put the cutlery in your mouth. 

But the spoon/fork was washed then it's clean, right?  You are absolutely correct on a physical reasoning. However, people practicing high spiritual regimens/practices/lifestyle or purely for religious reasons involving cutlery becomes a day and night or life and death choice in their path/journey.

So, they use their own personal cutlery. Otherwise, they will chose this alternative method using a teaspoon for eating for emergency/last option purposes.

I won't expound about the meta-physical reason why the teaspoon is sort of a "holy grail" of cutlery in this blog and that will be for you to research. I don't recommend a plastic spoon/teaspoon due to carbon footprint concerns.

In this present time of after the global reset where cleanliness becomes a number one priority, a humble teaspoon might save your life.  Also, using your own personal cutlery is thus, a highly encouraged practice/habit.

The use of the teaspoon as an alternate cutlery in eating probably might be one of the alternative methods of saving yourself and perhaps even rule the whole world.  There is no rocket science involved, just being wise and practical. Cheers.

P.S. Nowadays, I use a spork especially when I'm out of of town hiking, trekking or mountain climbing.


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