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One of the reason I like Robert Plant is because he is old and looks old. He may have gotten by on his looks when he was young but he is not anymore.
Our culture is for the most part superficial. We are surrounded by people but yet we are alone. I grew up in a small town and now live in a suburb of a large city. The differences are dramatic. I am not trying to idolize small towns. They have their own set of problems.
In our modern culture we change friends and acquaintance quit often. We have to rely more on first impression because we are making them more often. First impressions are more about what you look like and say and less about what you have done. In the small town I grew up in first impressions are not as relevant after high school and college if you go but if you move 1st impressions are more important.
I have worked in the same place for 20 years. I don't have to worry about 1st impression because my reputation precedes me. It is great if you have a good reputation. It is also a social regulator because you have to worry more about your reputation. When I am out in the community I suddenly have to worry about first impressions again. In reality I do not worry about either one very much according to people who know me.
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