March 14, 2014 - submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom


As you may know, we have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday we open questions of a personal nature to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.

ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to before midnight Thursday 20th March.

I'm 20 years old and last night I was at a party and was talking to a nice girl then she politely introduced me to her friend. The girl I was talking to explained to the girl who I was and the girl's friend goes, "Ohhh, you're Michael? I've heard a lot about you" in a very negative manner. I'm a great guy but I sure have made my mistakes in the past so my question is how can I rebuild my reputation that some people hold on to very tightly and apply judgement towards me. I was nothing but polite to the girl but she still didn't care and walked away as I continued to talk to her friend. I need your advice because it seems my reputation precedes me! And now that I'm 20 I'm starting to change my old habits and become the man I see myself as. Thanks, Michael. USA.

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The Oracle.

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