“First impression is the last impression” is an oft heard and spoken phrase. Is it always so? Very difficult to say……When everyone knows this; do they really give the true first impression to the other? What I mean by this is that are we really forming the first impression with the image that we are being made to see by the other person? But all of us do. There have been instances with all of us where later on we have been faced with the question staring at us – “Oh but I thought he/she was like that/not like that!” This happens because first impression is not the last impression (and for that matter the true impression!) and should not ideally be so. Human beings and the human minds are very complicated. They have a desire to be appreciated….recognized. To make that happen they tend to adopt certain manifestations which facilitate achieving the appreciation and recognition. However, there are exceptions too. We can, on many occasions, see beyond what is being portrayed, to not take it on face value and form our own impression. We call it instinct, or intuition or sixth sense! This ability comes with age and experience and sometimes people are born endowed with it! These people are gifted. I feel that we should strive to be like the lowly earth below our feet where, unlike human beings, there is just one impression formed without any pretence whatsoever and that is the true impression.