The first impression we have of others is generally what we see as we approach them.
However, take a moment to look a bit deeper.
Judging is big responsibility. If you want to judge, should you not have all the facts?
Does this person look you in the eye when they speak to you?
Are they responsible beings? Do they care for their children and raise them with values so they know right from wrong?
Do they have a job? Do they pay their bills? Do they care for more than just themselves? How do they treat others day in and day out?
I ask these questions because I am sometimes shocked at comments people will make about others that they do not know nor have ever met, all based on nothing but what a person looks like. How can that sort of opinion be of any value? Kind of like they are wasting their breath if you ask me.
As I googled looking for an image for "Don't judge a book by its cover", a picture of Susan Boyle was one of the first to appear.
Check out the clip of Susan singing on Britain's Got Talent here to refresh your memory of how the snooty panel members judged Susan, until she opened up her pipes and teaches them not to judge a book by its cover. Makes me cry every time ~ for the courage and resiliency of humans, and for the shame that I ever have judged wrongly myself.
How would you feel if you were judged as you have judged others?