Life’s Lessons: Appearances can be deceiving!

ImageWell, this is one lesson that LIFE has tried to teach me again and again. How often have we been cheated by those we thought were good? How often has someone Appeared sweet but has been the first to stab you in the back? How often has the person we thought we could trust, been the first to ditch?

Time and again, someone has told us not to judge a book by its cover. Time and again, fairy tales have proved that appearances are indeed deceiving; be it Beauty and the Beast or The Frog Prince. Time and again, our parents have warned us not to be blinded by a flamboyant personality but to look out for genuine individuals.

So what should we do, should we not trust anybody or what if we trust the wrong person instead of the one who was always right?

When Harry finds out the truth about Snape, he realizes how much Snape cared for him. It was almost like Harry had a second father, always protecting him without him even knowing about it. We’d all judged wrong, judged a character in the book without even caring to understand (or in the case of a book analyze better).

The same happens with us in reality, by the end of the first 5 minutes of meeting we’ve already decided if a person is smart or dumb, if she is good or bad, some who could be a good friend or just an acquaintance.

We need to slow down a bit, get to know that person better. Understand their background, understand their perception and know that not everyone is born with the same kind of liberties that you might have. And at other times people may have received much more than we have and hence simply don’t know it means to fight for everything you want.

I know it’s easy to talk difficult implement but let’s give it a try. Let’s give others a chance to show their true colours and remember there are several other colours and not just black and white.


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