Outside looking in

Its amazing, how much information we gather about someone by just one glance. We formulate our own perceptions and fill in the blanks with whatever makes a good story. Its even worse when we gather information from other individuals regarding that one individual, whom we have already made a decision about. 
When someone speaks positive into that persons life, the same individuak we had already made our minds up about, we start to wonder. We then question ourselves, is this really true? No one has spoken such great things about this person. Hmmmm. 

Its at that moment when we decide to take a step, and spend some time with the individual, listen to them, learn their passions, their pain,their victories and short comings. It is then we begin to appreciate and understand the individual. We begin to love and admire their strength, their story and a friendship bond is developed. Then it happens again, someone on the outside is now scanning and formulating their own perceptions of you. There your stand knowing that you once were in their position, on the outside looking in.

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