The first impression of a place, a setting or a person is quite far from what it turns out to be. That is why you can only speak with authority about a topic that has saturated your mind.
First impressions are helpful though when they touch your curiosity, inspire, or provide you with a good gut feeling. If you ask yourself, ‘Why haven’t I done that before? Why haven’t I come up with that? How could I live all this time without knowing that?’, you are going to learn a lot and enjoy the learning.
Respect your gut feeling, if it is not positive — your perceptions of your subject may change, but your gut is telling you the truth that the learning will be incomplete, hard, not overly satisfying, or compatible with your journey.
31 July 2018