Lately I’ve been thinking about the propensity we have to judge a book by its cover. I would venture to say that all of us do it to some extent. And while we don’t appreciate when we ourselves are judged unfairly we tend to naturally get caught up in the cycle of judging others just the same. An over occupation with how others see us (self-conciousness) is a direct result of how our own inner critic is forever comparing ourselves against everyone else. How we see and treat ourselves often translates to how we see and treat others.
It’s a somewhat natural process to judge someone by the way they look and behave and it’s not always a bad thing. At times our instincts may even be correct. However, a majority of the time we have little or no idea who someone else is simply by seeing, meeting, or even spending time with them.