First impressions last, but people change as seasons do

2016-12-01 06:00
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We have become accustomed to the analogy that first impressions last, while others believe in the direct opposite.

Let me put the spotlight on some issues we seem to ignore, although in the end these have an impact on how people perceive you.

Whatever you say or do leaves an image of your character.

Whether we like it or not, we do get into categories.

For instance, there are rowdy people who you would do all in your strength to avoid.

Likewise, there are loquacious people, who would not even grant you the right of reply.

I take care to avoid such people.

Off course there are those people who make you laugh the very minute you meet them.

These people fall in the category of people I’d rather spend the whole time with, because they tend to make our days.

These are the categories I’m referring to.

Out of this may develops friendships that may or may not last forever.

If the bond that develops is formed out of positive ideas then it should bring more positive results.

Also if it was formed under negative/bad ideas, sometimes it bodes negative ideas.

So now if the same people happen to do something awful to you after you have made acquaintance with them, do you hold that against them and resolve never to mingle with them.

Which brings me to ask: Do we re-categorize a person based on their behaviour? Does it matter if it was their first impression or last impression?

Do we just forgive them and say it is just a small slip up or do we blindly say never to speak to them again.

I believe though that a person can change their behaviour and this can lead to them being categorized into a more progressive group.

Are you one of those who have moved up the ladder and that has changed the way people categorize you?

I led a foolish life in the past.

We should all strive to be better impressionists so that we can live a better life and get acceptance from others.


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