- Category: Personal Commentary
- Published: Tuesday, 23 August 2011 17:58
- Written by Richard Lutman
This article first appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of CSA Voices.
So often, we pass judgments on people by our first impressions of them, often without giving it a second thought. But how often do we take the time to look beyond our first impressions of someone? How often do we make the effort to engage with someone even after the first impression of them may not have been what we expected or desired?
Most of the time we don’t give people we meet that opportunity, and yet those few times that we do, we can risk seeing something in someone we did not know existed. As stutterers we often put ourselves in that scenario, where we hope people will take a second glance to look beyond a less than desirable first impression, as we struggle to get the words out.