New York’s Jon Reiner reminds us that it actually takes guts to be vulnerable and consider your weaknesses. “When I went through the experience of not being able to eat for six months due to complications of my Crohn’s Disease, I wanted to tell people that I had finally seen the beauty of stoicism and discipline,” says the author of The Man Who Couldn’t Eat, in this presentation from MAD3: Guts. “But instead I saw that I was weak and that I hated my situation.” While sick, Reiner was unable to handle sitting at the table with his family as they ate and he couldn’t.
The ordeal made him realize what he truly loves about food: the human and emotional experience of sitting down at a table and sharing a meal with those you love.
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