It’s embarrassing to say, but I confess that this has happened to me more times than I count.
My first impression was WRONG!
Here is one indisputable example.
I am American and have lived in the USA all my life. If you live in America and particularly if you are a black American (African-American, Negro, colored … I don’t know which box to check any more! LOL.) or rather a person of color (O.o), when you hear or see the word CONFEDERATE, you already have an expectation or an impression.
While browsing Instagram, I came across an account called confederatebooksquito.
My first reaction was to immediately turn off or turn away from it because .. well … it said CONFEDERATE. In plain English, ‘Dem iz fightin’ words!
But I turned off MY reject button in my head and went to have a look.
Turns out it’s a bookstore in Ecuador that specializes in used books in English in South America.
WHAT???? I love used books!!
Look what I would have missed if I had followed my first WRONG impression!!
Bet this never happens to you, huh?
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Have you ever put your prejudices and fears aside and found out that you would have missed out on something awesome?