First impressions are not my forte, so I never fault people for not making great first impressions. Some of my favorite people did not make lasting first impressions on me. Some of the people who have proven to be not great for me made stellar first impressions.
To fault someone for not being the greatest version of themselves the moment you meet them is just not a fair and accurate assessment of that individual. You may be missing out on some of the greatest most caring people you will ever cross paths with if you dismiss them for not making a great first impression.
People have anxiety, people have social anxiety, people have bad days. We do not know what people are going through unless they give us the privilege of knowing, and even then it's often not the full story.
We all hide behind our faults, our failures, our accomplishments, our thoughts. To expect someone to tell you everything is unrealistic. To expect someone to be a shining beacon of light the moment you meet them is impractical. To expect someone to be everything you have made them up to be in your mind in unreasonable.
We are human. We are riddled with fault. We are imperfect in our actions. We make mistakes. We make poor choices. We make good choices with poor outcomes. We say the wrong things. We all do these things.
You are not flawed for having faults. You are human. These are the things that make us uniquely ourselves. And you are perfectly you.
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