Don’t judge a book by its cover. Does that sound familiar? I’m sure it does. Often times, we tend to judge people based on their looks or how they’ve treated us. But I’ve come to realise that our judgement sometimes turn out to be wrong.
You can’t really know who someone is or judge them from afar. You shouldn’t assume someone is a good person because he/she smiles at you and says sweet things. And you shouldn’t assume another person is a bad person because he/she hasn’t spoken to you.
You will be amazed by the level of pretence some people can exhibit. They appear to be so nice to everyone but really, they care less about whatever happens to you and when no one is watching, they are something else. I will like to call them devil in angel’s clothing. For someone who has had a wrong perception about this person and has put all their trust in him/her, it’s going to be a great disappointment when you see his/her true colour. Same thing goes for someone you’ve had a bad impression about and later found out that the person is not as bad as you think. You shouldn’t be surprised that someone may be nice to you just because he/she knows what he/she can get from you. And once they’ve used you to get what they want, they walk away.
There are some people around us that really act in a bad way and we just conclude that they are no good. But I don’t think there is someone that’s totally good or totally bad. The ‘bad’ person surely has his/her good side if only we try to look beyond what we currently see about them. And who knows, they might just be going through something and they just need someone like you around. And if they aren’t, maybe being a bit kind to them can soften them.
Getting a bit closer to someone, you’ll get to see things you couldn’t see before. I’m not saying someone can’t be who you think they are. All I’m saying is don’t judge without thinking twice. Don’t trust someone too easily and don’t write anyone off when you really don’t know them.