I can't control how I am perceived only how I'm presented.
This always reminds me to stand up straight and not whine so much. I may be seen as fat, loud, or smart but I can only try to present my true self.
Of course then I analyzed myself as per classwork and realized some conundrums. I can't control how others perceive me but I can present myself so I'm perceived a specific way. Like at work I specifically say "What's your last name again?" so hopefully they think I know their first name.
Also I don't think watching the movie counts as reading the book. BUT I've discovered parodies of the classics. In my mind I don't need to read Jane Eyre because I read Jane Slayre. When I think about it more it doesn't make sense.
What loopholes do you give yourself? What's your favorite motivational quote?