Judging by cereal commercials, I think it is because cereal causes too much adventure. It gives us too much get-up-and-go. It makes us do crazy things like skateboard, try out for the dodgeball team or hike Pikes Peak with nothing more than milk and cereal for provisions.
I once interviewed for a company that asked me what my favorite breakfast cereal was and why. I suppose it was a way to sift the adventure seekers, the flakes and the nuts. I didn’t get the job, but I got to view their well-stocked cereal bar.
What if we’re afraid of adventure like the kid in my cartoon? Do you fear anything that would make you take risks? Adventure causes us to leave our comfort zones.
It’s okay to eat a little breakfast cereal, especially if it gives you the energy to get outside of your comfort zone for a while.