To See Ourselves as Others See Us

To See Ourselves As Others See Us

 

By Elton Camp

 

What we’re like we may think we know

Others very well might not agree, though



For in my mirror I see a kindly old goat

But others a different conclusion may note



Then there’s Sue who thinks she’s a looker

Perhaps others say, “Hey, there goes a hooker.”



Teenage Bob considers himself a laid-back dude

While others may find him foul-mouthed & rude



The candidate thinks that he is sure to be elected

The public may have his grievous faults detected



The country singer is certain that her voice is grand

But to the cultured ear, it may be too hard to stand



The professor may believe that his lectures are clear

But students may warn others never to come near



The waitress seems to believe that her service is great

The customers, to sit at her tables, may intensely hate



If others’ views we could somehow come to see

From many a foolish conceit it might set us free


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ego, conceit
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