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’??


~ by pickholes on June 2, 2007.

2 Responses to “Judging book by its cover – what’s wrong with that?”

  1. Almost every facet of people’s personalities is evident from their appearance, their posture and the way they move. First impression are indelible. Whenever people meet you, they take an instant snapshot. That image of you becomes the data they deal with for a very long time. Studies have shown emotional reactions occur even before the brain has had time to register what’s causing that reaction. The way you look and the way you move is more than 80 percent of someone’s first impression of you. Mr. Pickholes, if you wanted to portray somebody really cool- you know, intelligent, strong, charismatic, principled, fascinating, caring, interested in other people….that’s easy!…just give ’em great posture, a heads-up look, a confident smile, and a direct gaze. It’s the ideal image for somebody who’s a Somebody. Sorri Bro, hari ni aku laer panjang skit…he…he..he..!

  2. you’re right laer, but some people make the mistake by opening their mouth…

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