Don’t compare yourself with other people; compare yourself with who you were yesterday. Jordan Peterson
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Growing up was a mix of good and bad, the bad was the part I wish I could forget forever. When someone met me for the first time the comment would be something like this; “gee your tall and so skinny”. They defined me before I could say a word, spend time with me. Yes, they defined me when they didn’t even know me.
I can still hear the taunts that some kids would make about the others. Such as; “four eyes”, “humpty dumpty”, “crater face”, and many more. You see my point, I let people define me instead of me defining myself to them.
Those were the elementary days. High School wasn’t much better, kids who took sciences were “brainy”, those who had computer classes were “geeks”, others were called “pencil pushers” if they took a lot of math based classes.
It is the same in the workplace people defining others at first glimpse. “You can’t judge a book by it’s cover”, need not apply
I can honestly say that I do my level best not to define someone without getting to know that person. Not defining them because of looks, level of formal education, work, etc.,
So, dear reader, who defines you, you or the person that meets you for the first time?
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