Even as a child, my parents have never taught me many sayings. Up to this day I still have some difficulty understanding them and memorizing them. Although, there is one that I have always managed to remember, you can’t judge a book by its cover. I think that this saying is very popular because of how relatable it is with everything. This saying means that one should not form an immediate opinion on something or someone based on the outside, because maybe after looking deep into the person or object they may be completely different than what was expected.
Now a day, people make assumptions of other things based solely on appearance. What people wear, how they look, the covers of books, the titles of movies and even brand names are an example of this expression. People believe that by simply looking at something or someone by the outside will give them all the necessary information to find out how that person or object really is. This expression is well ...view middle of the document...
She believes that people’s personalities are usually portrayed on the outside, I am against this. People may dress differently to what they actually are like, and this is a fact. Another way to use this expression is by judging book covers. What is the first thing that captures our attention when looking for a book? Most of the time, it’s the cover. Based solely on the cover of the book, a person may decide if the book is or is not for them. Sometimes we don’t even bother reading the description or reviews. They may overlook a book just because the cover doesn’t capture their attention or they don’t find interesting. If a person would just open the book to see its inside instead of overlooking it, then maybe they might have found an interesting book after all. Personally, I am guilty of doing this. If I don’t find the cover interesting, I won’t feel so excited to read it, and sometimes they end up being my favorite books. This is a flaw in human nature, and we’re all guilty in doing this at least once in our lives. My mother has always told me this expression because she knows she is guilty of doing so. All my life I’ve always tried to remember that the inside is what makes the person, not the outside. This is called prejudice, and sometimes it can even lead to discrimination if it is severe.
Giving a good first impression is already hard enough, and having someone judge you by the exterior doesn’t make the situation much easier. We need to keep the constant thought that some people are not always what they seem. Some people seem to look nicer in the outside that how they are personality wise. We can’t be too sure that by just looking at someone or something we have it all figure out about them. It is necessary to dig deeper, get to know, and investigate in order to judge. Society needs to learn on how to respect others and to value all objects. Only by maintaining strict self-discipline we can make ourselves put all these prejudices aside and look deeper into everything.
We live in a superficial world, where society only cares about looks. It is very easy to fall in the trap of just looking at the surface of ideas, things and people without doing some effort in going deeper into them. This is where the famous expression, don’t judge a book by its cover, comes from.