Appearances Are Truly Deceiving

October 10, 2016

The majority of the time, we tend to judge people by their appearances, and we don’t wait and get to know them. That being said, the outer-assessment we make about a person isn’t always correctAppearances are about how others see and perceive us: the way we dress, the way we talk, the way we act. But we can’t reflect everything we truly want to express with appearances. 

“All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.”
― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

When we really get to know a person, we share our thoughts with them and truly discover their personality. When we see a person for the first time, we observe their external appearance. We see their clothes, their face and their accessories. Based on those things, we make a deduction about that person’s personality. 

The fact is that we tend to judge people we haven’t even gotten to know.

Each person is responsible for the remedy, because if we were to strike up a friendship with a person, we would know the truth about them.

One movie that invited us to reflect on this subject was “The Beauty and the Beast.” This movie taught us not to judge the beast by his appearance, but that we should wait and get to know him first.

Sometimes we don’t realize how lovely a person is until we get to know them. Because, much too often, we tend to observe only outer-appearances. Appearances are deceptive, and that’s just the truth.