Wednesday, October 30, 2019

When someone shows you who they are,

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
~Maya Angelou

by Kyle Tsui

Of course, I am a believer in second chances, BUT I am also a fan of Maya Angelou's advice. There are very corrupt politicians who showed us who they were before their elections. When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE THEM THE FIRST TIME. Recently someone was mean to a young person I know who "gave them a pass" because the mean person was feeling sad at the time. Nope, I don't think so. If they are going to try to make themselves feel better by bringing you down, that's someone to avoid.


Linda Mitchell said...

Well said.

HWY said...

I agree but I would also say that "showing you who they are" can involve more than just a first impression.

I like the saying "Once Is Chance, Twice is Coincidence, Third Time Is A Pattern." That's what you should really be on the lookout for.

Tabatha said...

Could be! Depends on what they are doing. If they seem aloof, it could just be a mistaken impression. If they forget something, I would give them another chance. If they say something insulting, cheat, or hit somebody, don't wait for it to be a pattern.