A Diamond in the Rough, when you just can’t judge a book by the cover.
Latest research from Princeton says it takes a tenth of a second to make a decision about a stranger, based on the look of their face, and we don’t usually tend to change our minds later.
Wow, that’s brief. Why are we so quick to judge?
Do you know anybody in your life who’s a diamond in the rough? Maybe that’s you.
There are a lot of people who are pure gold, loving, giving, caring people, but they don’t exactly look like our archetypal idea of a Goddess or Archangel. They may not get to shine unless we give them a chance, we may not get to shine, either, if we are not given one by others. A friend once told me she decided to give me a chance of friendship because I have kind eyes. The manner she said it left me in no doubt that she meant this in spite of the deficits she saw in my appearance, my body size and older years, compared to hers.
I would just like to say, there is nothing about the appearance of another that is telling me how much love is in their hearts or how kind they are, not even their eyes. People say our eyes are the windows of our soul, I don’t know, but I do know we are all attracted to different things, including the eyes. I have met people whose eyes might seem cold, eyes that look tired, eyes that hold pain, but, given a chance, they turned out to be warm and loving people. Let’s face it, we all have hearts, we all feel, we all dream, we all hope to be loved by others. I’m not going to judge.