This question leaped into my mind. It may me wonder the correctness of old adages. My thoughts resulted in this post. I tell you that the answer is not necessarily yes. The adage has an undeclared assumption of what we stored in the pot remains the same.
One quick example is keeping fruit juice in a pot. The pot oozes juice to start with. Wait for a day or two and the juice you get is not the same as before. Fruit juice invites the growth of bacteria and the ingredients of juice provide the nutrients for bacteria to reproduce. The fruit juice is now a health risk rather than a nutrient.
Do you store honey in pots? If honey has higher water content than 18%, it ferments and loses its antimicrobial properties. This happens faster if the pot has cracks or big pores that allow air vapor in. What is amazing is that bees are aware of this fact and dehydrate honey strictly, so that the water percentage stays below 18%.
Our chests are the pots
We store feelings in our chests. These pots may change the content of the feelings.
Storage of feelings and storage of food is indifferent as both depend on how we store them.
If our chests are full of bad feelings and there are no pores for those feelings to ooze out they may contaminate further by the microbial thoughts that feed on negative feelings. What started as dislike may become a grudge.
We need to ooze out bad feelings. We need to express them. It is true with good feelings such as love needs expression. If we keep our feelings hidden in our strictly closed chests, they may turn to despair and hopelessness.
Releasing your negativity keeps you cool. It is like mud pots that keep oozing a small amount of water. This water absorbs some of the heat of the stored water and when it evaporates, it cools the pot. No wonder we call these mud pots as weepy pots. Weeping is a way of releasing our feelings and setting them free.
We crack our chests with the expansive negative feelings and allow microbial assumptions to find their way in our chests and deteriorate our feelings faster.
Leaders who control followers may discourage the release of their inner feelings and only for those feeling to spoil and become toxic.
Do you have a juicy idea? Go ahead and express it for if you keep it tightly closed in your pot the idea shall deteriorate as juices do.
Know what to store in your chest and for how long before what you stored turns to something else.