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The Burden of That First Impression
The Burden of That First Impression

Since a very early age, because of the repeated emphasis on the importance of a first impression, I was always apprehensive when it came to meeting new people. Not that “behaving” nicely was a problem, but what if it is not good enough? What if the person I just met, someone who did not know me, formed an opinion about me that could never be corrected? Because of such reservations, the excitement that came along with meeting new people always died down....