It’s our natural tendency to form a mental image of a person we meet. It may be based on their dress, the words that they speak,looks that they wear on their face, or they ideas that they share with you.
Most of the time even we try to look and be in our best character so that we make sure other people don’t make any wrong impression on us. (even if we don’t mean to be so nice!)
Thus we’ve made our first impression!
But most of the time we feel betrayed! Isn’t it?
Whom do you think is to blame? It’s u of course
Of course no one is ready to accept that they are wrong! That is the reason why we feel ashened when we find that the particular judgement that we’ve made has taken a wrong turn.
I’ve just come out of my schooling. And throughout my school days I’ve been in 8 different schools in different places in India. Each and every place had it’s uniqueness. So everytime I enter a new place and a new school I get to meet unique people with peculiar personalities. Yeah, many times I’ve judged people and was also judged by many !
There is this one girl I’ve met in my 7th grade, I’ve always thought she’s out of my leagues! Had always stayed away from her even though we’ve been in same class for some 3 years! Then suddenly in 11th grade her seating arrangement was made near me that’s when both of us realised we both were perfectly complementary! Then we became close friends and are still being in touch!
So yeah, here there is certainly something for me to grieve. We’ve lost our 3 years of beautiful friendship by just one judgement! “The first impression”
There are so many other friends of mine who’ve felt the same sense of betrayal due to this thing called first impression.
In the case that I’ve mentioned above it was a negative to positive change, there are also cases that work out upside down. Impressions may change from positive to negative then there comes even stronger emotion than grief, it’s hatred!
Why should someone be hated for no mistake of theirs?🙇
So to avoid all these misconceptions and unwanted hatred and grief, let us stop relying on this thing called “first impression “
What I don’t mean to say?
● I know it’s pretty hard for us to stop making impressions. I’m not telling to stop making it, I’m just emphasising not to rely on it!
● Secondly I don’t say always ur first impression would turn out to be wrong. Bcoz I’m pretty sure no human being is such a dumbo to be always incorrect 😄
So what do we do to avoid misconception?
Simple. Take it slow. Get to know a person well before judging them. Who knows u may even change that person.
Life is of course a mystery u can find hope even in the most hopeless situation!
Whenever someone says “first impression is the best impression” add to ur mind another accompanying statement “conditions apply*”😂
So take it easy! Mistakes happen don’t regret for ur past errors. Make corrections in ur future decisions “Love yourselves because u r worth being loved”
No hate all love
From ever loving honey😍