Reputation

Reputation

Hi guys!
How are you?
Enjoying the weekend?
I hope so 🙂

Well, yesterday’s prompt (I know I missed it, sorry) was about reputations.
There is a saying in my home (all that breaks can be fixed except your reputation. Once its broken it can never return to be the same)

I can’t really say I disagree.
I mean if someone lied to you once, each time they open their mouth you wonder if they are saying the truth.

The problem with this kind of social image is that it is not always true.
And when you tell someone that, they would say (No smoke without fire) or something of the like.

The worst of all is the damage people’s reputation receive when they are actually the victims.

I mean in many communities, a divorced woman is looked down to.

Especially if she is living in conservative community.
People would keep pointing at her, sending her harsh remarks of why she got divorced even when many of them know exactly what kind of hell she was in while married.

I think that people tend to make judgements and classify people as the culprits without care for the truth and sometimes despite the truth.

Put someone’s name as have been questioned about a certain crime in the headlines and he would be a possible suspect the first day then guilty the next.

They may call him innocent in a court house but his community would rarely care.

I wish we would all be more careful about the kind of things we listen to and believe. Because liars are everywhere, and there is smoke without fire.

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8 thoughts on “Reputation

  1. Tienny says:

    The Bible does mention about this. It is important to find out the truth. People tend to have biases and see others in how they see themselves.

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    • seekingsomepeace says:

      I think most religions have lectured against this act, but how many of us do as we say we believe?

      It is true, we do see people as we are not as they are.
      Thank you for the comment, always a pleasure to talk with you 🙂

      • Tienny says:

        You are welcome. I have been trying to find out the truth to disprove the wrong perceptions. Some proves that I’m wrong whereas some proves right.

        It is a pleasure talking to you as well

  2. Susan Honthumb says:

    I’d like to believe that people learn from their mistakes. If someone lies to me, and admits to it, I try to cut that person some slack and hope they don’t do it again. I don’t think someone can early a hundred percent trust back immediately, but I think it can grow.
    One of the things that I really get frustrated is when you’ve known someone for a long time, perhaps family members are good examples of this, and they expect my behavior to be like it used to be. Perhaps I wasn’t very confident in my youth or perhaps I wasn’t very dependable, but those things change as I’ve grown, but the reputation sticks.

    • seekingsomepeace says:

      Well, if they do it just once, and admit to it then they are worth being cut some slack.

      I happen to shock people too, they seem to expect me to something else entirely. I can’t figure that out though, my clothes maybe?

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