Appearances Deceive

 Everyone looks at me and just sees that I'm a quiet, Asian girl. Though I am Asian that does not mean I am smart; I try hard in school but my grades are average. And spend 5 minutes with me, you'll see that I am not in the least bit quiet. You'll think I'm loud and happy. I'm not happy. There's so much more to me than what is determined by my appearance or even my mannerisms. I just wish someone would take the time to try to learn more about me, to learn who I really am.

esoterica esoterica
18-21, F
1 Response Mar 18, 2009

People make judgments based on first impressions. It's an unfortunate fact of life. It's sad that too many of our first impressions are based on outward appearances. There's not very much you can do to change that. If people are too shallow to try to get to know you a little better than what they see on the surface, then you needn't worry about them. They are less than you and not worth your time.<br />
As for those who do try to get to know you. I know from personal experience that they only know what you show them. I know it can be hard opening up. I'm still struggling with that as well. I recently went through a period in my life where I dealt with some paranoia. That was not fun in the least bit. Fortunately, for the most part, that has passed. I still find it hard to trust people though. I always assume they are just pretending to be my friends and don't really care. In reality, some of them (see paranoia) really do care. I just need to learn to trust them enough to let them in. <br />
So, I guess what I'm saying is don't be afraid to let someone get to know the real you. And if they run away screaming in terror (;D) oh well...there are billions of people on this planet. You also know that there are people out there like you -- here in this group -- that feel the same as you, so you are not alone.<br />
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So, who are you? I know nothing about you (nearly). Tell me who you are and let me know you. This is your chance to be exactly who you are without any preconcieved judgements. rxc