Will I overcome my weird cereal aversion by the middle of 2023?
closes Jul 1

I'm generally a flexible eater these days, but I have a weird, basically unexplained aversion to cereal with milk (especially cheerios).

Besides eating cereal, I currently find it somewhat uncomfortable to be in a room with other people eating it, and am finding it uncomfortable to think about cereal as I write this description. But I don't think I ever had a traumatic childhood experience with cereal or anything like that, so it's pretty weird. I like oatmeal, granola, and other similar foods.

I have no current plans to retry cereal, but I feel like I should probably do it at some point, so maybe this market will be an incentive. If anyone has any suggestions, I would consider them.

Resolves YES if I feel comfortable eating a bowl of cereal with milk at market close. Resolves NO if I'm still uncomfortable. This sort of thing does have a lot of gray area, so I may end up resolving to a percentage if I feel more comfortable but not fully comfortable, or comfortable with certain types of cereal. I will do my best to resolve honorably.

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Mikhail Saminbought Ṁ10 of YES

Try microwaving the milk first, so it’s warm and nice; eat some cereal (ideally something like Nestle honey stars or Nesquick) without the milk (like you would eat popcorn or something); drink some milk afterwards; see how you feel. If that doesn’t cause aversion, try microwaving the milk in a bowl, then adding some cereal and eating it

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42irrationalistbought Ṁ50 of NO(edited)

@ms it's bothering me that someone would go ahead and leave a useful thoughtful comment when I am betting NO

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Pat Scott🩴bought Ṁ20 of NO(edited)

I love cereal and can't imagine not doing so. It must be very deep-seated, and food aversion can take serious reframing to change

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Confluxis predicting YES at 22%

@Stralor I’m not really sure how deep seated it is, as I have continued to ignore cereal. But it’s still on my list of things to do, and the market is a motivator!

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Where I am from granola is considered part of the "breakfast cereals" category, like cornflakes or weetabix or musli etc.

So it sounds like you've already overcome it

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Confluxis predicting YES at 52%

@Odoacre Mu aversion is certainly at least partially psychological, but granola doesn’t count as cereal for this market.

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Confluxis predicting YES at 52%
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Confluxsold Ṁ24 of NO

I have some vague plans to maybe eat cereal soon.

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