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Binding Judgement: Does it ever make sense to judge a book by its cover — literally or metaphorically? Tell us about a time you did, and whether that was a good decision or not.
In all honesty, I understand the value that this metaphor implies. But I just don’t think this rule always applies. There are some exceptions.
Especially nowadays that crimes are getting more rampant, I can’t help but judge people by how they look.
I don’t mean the quality of their appearance or something like “Hey, he’s ugly, he must be a terrorist. Let’s get out of here or we’ll die.” That is just illogical.
By saying how they look, I mean the way people act, speak, or bring themselves…
I’m just being cautious and vigilant.
I’m just concerned of my own safety, that’s all. I mean, aren’t we all concerned about our safety? It just doesn’t feel right anymore to talk casually or do any kind of unnecessary interaction with random strangers.
Teachers should stop telling their students, “You should never judge a book by its cover, you understand kids?“ because that is bullshit. These kids might end up talking to strangers. The next thing you’ll know? Their internal organs being sold at a black market. You get my point?
You know what, this quote should be revised —
“It’s fine to judge a book by its cover — as long as you judge it, not with your eyes, but with your mind.”
Well, I do hope this makes more sense than the old quote.