A Quote by Karl Raimund Popper on imagination, life, past, people, and reality

When we enter a new situation in life and are confronted by a new person, we bring with us the prejudices of the past and our previous experiences of people. These prejudices we project upon the new person. Indeed, getting to know a person is largely a matter of withdrawing projections; of dispelling the smoke screen of what we imagine he is like and replacing it with the reality of what he is actually like.

Karl Popper (1902 - 1994)

Source: Psychiatrist Anthony Storr as quoted by Magee, Popper (London: Fontana/Collins, 1973) p. 65.

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