Judging book by its cover – what’s wrong with that?
I bet you have heard of this – don’t judge a book by its cover. Well, beats me why that’s not okay. Frankly, I do not see anything wrong about judging a book by its cover. How else can you judge a person?
Truth is no one person can read another. The closest way to being able to read another person is to interact or communicate. Until then, our first cut personal appearance serves as an indicator (or ‘cover’), telling others of our ‘content’. Your judgment can be wrong, and that’s not the issue here, but the act of judging is correct. Some may differ, for what reason God knows, but c’mon, if one dresses like a total idiot, please do not expect others to read him or her as a sparkling Rocket Scientist…!
On a serious note, my observation tells that there are two progressive levels of forming an opinion about others – indication and revelation. The first level goes with the absence of interaction, and the second level progresses along with interaction and communication. Though it is termed as progressive, it is not an evolution as each level is distinct. The subsequent level may contradict or support the first. I mean, he may look smart but turns out a plain idiot the second he open his mouth…(wait..that sounds familiar)
Now, tell me, is there anything so unjust about ‘Judging book by its cover’??