Wednesday, August 25

Don't judge a book by its cover ?

"Don't judge a book by its cover"
Reality check, in this world, nobody, and I do mean NOBODY, does not judge a book by its cover.

Here are some examples.
Lets say, you see a guy with this tattoo walking on the street.
Image found on google

Lets assume he's asian. A Chinese Malaysian. Now, tell me, what is the first thought that comes into your mind ?
Ah Long, drug addict, smoking, gambling, badass, like hitting people, killing people, raping people, had been to jail, doesn't study, doesn't work, gangsterism

At least one of all that was what popped up in your mind right ? Isn't that judging a book by its cover ? Or maybe judging a person by his tattoo ::shrugs::
You never know, that guy might happen to be a senior pastor who has influence many people's life ! (not saying that pastors should get tattoos and stuff like that, just stating an example) Many people out there, judge a person by their appearance. Okay practically everyone does.

If you're a guy, and there's this fat obese lady and a hot skinny model both sitting at a bar, and you're single. Would you go flirt with the fat obese lady or the hot skinny model ?
The hot skinny model might turn out to be a total bitch and the fat obese lady might be.. Bill Gate's daughter or something but at first glance, you've already judged her.
Normal response from a few guys : "Oh she's so fat she'll never get married let alone ME flirting with her"

In school, if you've got straight Ace in PMR, and lets say you want to pursue your studies in arts and go into art stream. People out there would be like "Straight Ace student, in art stream ? Why so stupid got science dowan take?" Judged.
Apparently, our education system works that way. All the students who are poor in science and maths will be thrown into art stream thus giving people the impression that art stream are for lousy students and everyday in class (I'm in Science stream), the teachers would go like "If you don't work hard enough, you'll be like the art stream students. No future"
Screw those people who think like that.

and for the last example, I would like to go back to the idiom. Don't judge a book by its cover. Presenting, my current favourite book
I know I'm very belakang for only reading this now ._. but omg its so good, everyone who hasn't read it MUST MUST MUST read it. :X
Okay back to my point. See this book ? See Gerard Butler ? Yes he's very handsome. This is the cover of the book. What makes you pick up a book ? THE COVER. Then only, you start paying attention to the content.
What happens if the exact same content of P.S I love you (assume you haven't read it before and pretend I didn't say it was awesome) has a totally hideous cover.Honestly, will you pick up a book like that and go like " Oh I don't judge a book by its cover"? Bullshit. As much as you like to deny it, NOBODY likes picking up ugly books. Unless you have something in particular you are searching for like.. Fishing For Dummies or Learn how to speak Japanese in 3 days because if nobody judges a book by its cover, then what are the cover designers for books/movies/shops for ?

Many may disagree with this, but seriously think about it. The next time someone tells you not to judge a book by its cover, ask him to go walk around a book store and see what book he picks up first. pfft.


Thomas Diong said...

Acherly hor, the olijinal cover not like that one lei! The olijinal one hor, got the letter one! And then got no leng zai one.

Shuwen said...

I knoww ! but this one prettier :B

KeJia said...


Rolling Fumbling Thug said...

P.S I love you is the first novel (Cecelia Ahern's) I read :) I think it was about 5 years ago. Well, the book is better than the movie, I don't cry watching the movie :)

TwiLight said...

Shuwen, well said :D

Doris Lai said...

I read that books (P.S I Love you) few years ago. The book its a top 10 books. I agree ... that we shouldn't judge anyone by only look appearance