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Monday, 14 November 2011

First impression is not always the last impression

 I know you already heard this: " First impression is the last impression." And many of you actually buy this idea. Don't they?  Don't' you.?  Perhaps some may not. I don't agree (=I agree but not always) with this very statement. At least, to me, first impression is not always true: best or worst, meaning, the only impression created at first may be utterly otherwise.

It is better to portray our-selves smart in first place but it is even more important to maintain it throughout. No matter even if we fail to convince others at first, as long as we have the continuous flow of instinct to be a good human being. It is only natural for us to make premature-judgement out of anybody's earlier simplicity or presentation, so to say. This is because, the first impression is bound to be dominant all the time-This is the way our minds are adapted to function. This is utterly illogical. We need to redefine the logic: accept whatever is due and be skeptical if anything is worth questioning. Now the bottom line is: It is logically not correct to judge or conclude anybody's intention or habits from his/her first impression.

 Many a times, we degrade ourselves due to not being able to uphold human moral ethics. I had a bad regret, and I still feel sorry. I don't know why I had to hate him unreasonably just because I saw him rude, biased and strict at his first class. It was some years back then; I was in high school. See how "first impression" can be dangerous sometimes. Day by day, I began to hate him, and worst of all, I began to be paranoiac until finally I discovered his good intention. After an year of much hatred, I began to re-connect with my teacher, this time in extreme remorse and when I happened to be one of  his best students at the end, It only added much guilt to my conscience . He was no less than caring, warm at heart, helpful for my success-Today I am indebted to him for what I am now . I know he never knew I hated him so much. This may be just one of many incidences that gradually led me to conclude that: First impression is not always the last impression

And you know, this little breakthrough has immense impact on the philosophy I am inclined to. I no longer subscribe to believing fully anybody's first impression or I take with a pinch of salt when somebody says something good or bad about someone. It in deed demands our own judgement.


  1. A wonderful and very thoughtful article sir. It is rightly said. Had a nice time reading it. And yeah, I also believe in the same thing. While I believe the statement, it is not true always. in some cases, first impression is proved wrong. Thanks for sharing it, sir. keep posting.

  2. Thank you very much Langa for the compliment. Will definitely post some more. Keep visiting la.

  3. Nice to read blog for the first time.

  4. Tank you Anonymous. And welcome to my blog. But something must be wrong here: I cannot open your blog. Could you help me, please?

  5. So comeback post! its an interesting one sir. As i read your lines, I also remembered some moments in my life, which tend to have directed me to the other direction, only owing to my first impression. And I am startled whether this statement really holds true or not. :P
    Enjoyed the post, keep posting la.

  6. Kadrinchoe la Leoparsica. After many days of rest, this is comeback post finally..haha. My laziness always tends to overtake my passion. Anyways, will try to keep my weblog alive,,haha.

  7. I just wanted to Drop by and say thanks for following me. I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

  8. great post, Karma. Back when I worked as a teacher, I tried to leave an impact on my students like your teacher did on you.