Perception is reality is the mantra of the ignorant, its the paradigm of the mainstream so you better believe in it. People are cowards and hide behind their inadequacies and thats what gives them the right to criticize me. Whatever happened to making an informed decision, to gathering all the facts before you before you give someone a negative reputation. See here's the thing you never get a second chance to make a first impression, however you have several subsequent chances to make a good impression. But if someone forms their entire opinion around your first impression and then influences others into buying into their flawed logic, there in lies the problem with the "mantra of the ignorant." There is a small amount of truth in the phrase perception is reality, however there is also a small amount of truth in the statement there are a couple of drops of water in the ocean. I'm just sayin!