Sunday, 31 May 2015

Rule #221: First impressions

 I'm talking about judging someone at first sight. I'm all too aware of this because I'm probably worse than anyone. I can see a guy walking toward me at 200 yards and by the time the light bounces off of him and hits my retinas, I've already pegged him as a low life, ignorant, arrogant, self important bad dresser. Then as he passes he flashes a friendly smile and offers a warm "good morning". Then, all of a sudden I'm thinking "Hmm. Seems like a nice guy. And I kinda like that shirt".

  I don't know if it's because I"m getting older, or what, but I find myself doing this way too often. Whether it's the way someone is driving or the way they walk, I'm too quick to form a negative opinion before giving the other person a chance to prove who they are. Must be some kind of defense mechanism or something. Or maybe I'm just an opinionated A-hole. Oh well.

In the new world, we will learn not to judge a book by its cover.

Even though you should be able to judge a book by its cover. The title and brief description should give you a good idea as to what it's about and if you look at the back cover, you’ll have a very good understanding. But, whatever dude.

Just try to be nice.



  1. Don't be hard on yourself as I think this is just human nature and has nothing to do with age unless you are under the age of five...after that, the judging begins! Very good of you to recognise that you are guilty of this as most people don't have the insight.


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