“I am starting with the man in the mirror
I am asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world
A better place
Take a look at yourself
And make the – CHANGE!”
Mirrors may not lie, but they can definitely mislead. There is research to prove that mirrors play a role in human behavior – and the good news is – the effect can be positive. People who were put in a room with mirrors ended up being more conscious about what they did – working harder, cheating less, being more helpful and less judgmental – when compared to the control group without mirrors.
Mirrors can help with self-awareness – as people do tend to think before they do. So there’s more self reflection and an inclination towards ‘know-thyself” to know others and appreciate them.
People have an innate desire to be seen in a positive light. Self-delusional? perhaps! We see ourselves in the mirror so many times a day – yet we never look the same each time – we look different when we walk up, yawning and sleepy, then we look attractive when we are all dressed to go out to work, and perhaps, even better when dressed to go out for the evening. Research shows that people tend to see themselves as more attractive than they really are!
So it’s time to pull up our socks, or our lace-panties, tighten our seat belts, and – make a change.