Making up your mind about something without greater context will always let you down.
Today I met a well-known personality who – I though – was overly animated, fake and somewhat shallow. That, of course, was based on the opinion I formed on what I’ve seen in the media. The reality was a lovely, warm, funny and kind person – completely the opposite to what I’d expected and made myself to believe.
We are often strung along by perceptions others create on our behalf. Those perceptions, however, seldom involve the bigger picture, so I think we owe it to ourselves to be a little more selective and discerning about what we’d like to believe and what we’d like to leave.
In doing so, we’ll do those we so happily judge as well as ourselves a big favour.