Judging the Book's Cover
Sadly, too many times in life many wonderful possibilities are missed due to Judging the Book's Cover.
Like a book's cover, people too are judged for their outwardly appearance and never given the opportunity to show the beauty inside.
Much can be said about how one judges a book's cover as well as one judges others.
Judging the Book's Cover
Amidst the hundreds of thousands of books in circulation, the first thing to often grab a potential reader's attention is the cover.
Quite possibly the book's cover could be quite engaging and/or attractive. Whether or not the cover is leather bound, strewn with gold inlays, or an artistic masterpiece, the reader's eyes are magnetically drawn--their senses awakened.
The potential reader, nearly haunted by the first appearance, feels the overwhelming urge to read the book. Once opened, the reader is held captive with the irresistible urge to consume every word written.
In spite of the cover, the books could contain a sense of deception, filled with mirrored reflections of emptiness, a sense of betrayal to the reader.
Flipping through each of the mundane pages, although not satisfied, the reader continues till the end--after all, the cover couldn't be misleading, could it?
On the other hand
If the cover is not to the potential reader's liking, a rather simple cover with no gimmicks, no frills, not lavished in gold, the reader walks away--pointing their nose in a completely different direction. Quite possibly to the reader's misfortune, never allowed themselves to engage in the book nor know anything of the simple book's contents.
The book could have held a wealth of information, or quite possibly send the reader into a adventurous, brilliantly written tale--an endeavor the reader has not yet beheld. The unappealing book, by the potential reader's eyes, could have enriched one's life by filling a gap known well to the potential reader. Instead, the potential reader simply walks away.
Sure, it is just a book
Nevertheless, what does that say about life? The potential reader, a human being, easily scowls and judges the cover by first appearance. Not only treating a simple book with vicious tenacity by simply walking away, but does the potential reader treat other people that was as well?
Just one look, a simple glance, can cause and immediate reaction. To some, may even cause a prejudicial reaction. Does the person ever stop and think what another person could have to offer to enrich their lives, or would they rather sulk in their shell of judgment, and walk on by?
Not all judge a book's cover, often they are the type that would take the time to see what the value of what the book has to offer--words of wisdom, experiences, and adventures untold.
The relation between a book and a person
A book as well as a person, has more in common than one could possibly know. Each has a cover--a face know to the onlooker, appealing or not, and each has a story that is eager to be told.
Some covers could be mystifying as well as attractive, yet the words inside the cover could cause a person absolute disgust. To walk away without giving the proper respect to both the book or the person, they are walking away from the sense of freedom to be who they are and not just what the cover has to offer.
The cover could be very deceiving, to judge the cover or the person, is to judge oneself in the harshest of ways. For each one who dares judge the cover, there are others waiting to judge them.
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I hope that this gave you something to think about before judging anything by outwardly appearance and enlightened your mind.
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