“Never judge a book by it’s cover.” This is an oft-quoted phrase coined to remind us that outward appearances can be deceiving. I am sure that there are people who do, but l find that reading the synopsis is a better indication of value. Don’t get me wrong, a good cover can help a lousy book just like a lousy cover can kill a great book. Years ago, I met this girl who always had this mean look in her face, so mean, I was intimidated and judged her to be unfriendly and not a nice person.
Years later, I found out the girl I judged as unfriendly and mean was actually a Christian, kind-hearted, and compassionate towards elderly people. On the other hand, how can we forget that all that shines is not glitter? I have also met people who smile, are nice to your face, but talk bad about you when you are not around to hear. It’s part of the human nature not to be perfect, and that is perfectly fine. I have learned that just because someone does not act or look like we think they should, we have to assume the worst about them. Instead, we should try to find their inner qualities like compassion, truthfulness, tolerance or even love.
When I give it a deeper thought, I realize most of us ignore the importance of these qualities because we don’t take our time to build valuable relationships and discover both positive and negative emotions we all posses within each other. In order to love and learn from others, we have to love ourselves, then we’ll have the ability to see one another’s soul and see beyond the physical body.
Lastly, compassion, tolerance, and love towards each other is an essecial part of the process. Love is what will make our life complete and will create strong bonds between family and friends. If we could only practice this qualities within us, chances are, we’ll have a better world and we’ll be known as exceptional human beings wherever we go. Life is not perfect, but we can make it perfect and be happy if we decide it.