Pre-conceived Notions

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I'm awake....barely. Got home at 2:30, bed at 3:30, up at 9:30. I blogged about the Harry Potter experience on Wet Noodle Posse. Soon as I'm done here, I'm going to read!

I had my eyes open at National. No, not about the business or the organization, but about myself. See, I tend to be loyal even when it doesn't make sense to be, and some of the choices I've made by being loyal have been wrong.

There were two name authors who I don't read and didn't follow because a friend (turns out it was the same friend, didn't make the connection till the drive home) told me (not just me, but, ya know) things about them.

Well, I met them and you know what? Those things weren't true! I'd made the choice to believe her, to think what she told me to think and she was wrong. What an eye opener. I mean, dude, I'm 41.

As I thought about it more, this "friend" had done the same thing in the past, and it had caused bad feelings on a deeper level.

So at my advanced age, I've learned NOT to have pre-conceived notions, to find out for myself and form my own opinions, based on how people treat ME. Yeesh, grow up finally, Mary!

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4 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

It's too bad your friend misguided you... but I'm glad you found out the truth!

I admit, I got my copy of HP7 and read the end first. This isn't unique to HP... I do it to all my books...

Hope you enjoy your copy! Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

That happened to me, too, and the author in question was awfully nice. It told me what to think of the source of information. Sad, isn't it, how other authors will backstab?

I am reading HP now...when I should be writing. :) Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I finished HP at midnight. :-) I should've been writing, but I HAD to see how it all ended.
My daughter did the same as Marianne. She read the end first. She's reading the book now.
Isn't it funny how people view others in different lights. There's an author I absolutely love that a friend of mine hates. She says the author is snobby and rude. I think of her as quiet and reserved. :-) I've decided not to worry about an author's personality. If I like their books, I like their books.

MJFredrick said...

Isn't it sad, that we are so easily led? Mary Beth, you're right - we shouldn't care about author personality, just the books.

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