Five Card Story: Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover (Edit 2)

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a Five Card Flickr story by Ryan Powell created Feb 05 2023, 11:38:09 pm. Create a new one!

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Intro (Pic 1):
Many people make assumptions about a person's personality based on what they see on the outside. It is often assumed that someone like a man with dark gothic clothing, dark makeup, tattoos, and body piercings would be cold-hearted, rough, rude to others, and difficult to approach.

(Pic 2):
When in reality, everything people conceive about him is completely false. This man has a huge heart, kind and caring towards other people, and is willing to pull the weight of others who need it. He is a family man, he loves his children, and will laugh as he pulls them on a sled on a snowy day. He just likes to express himself through a dark style.

(Pic 3):
People also often assume that some people you meet who wear average or formal and presentable clothing, have no body art or piercings, and maybe go to church every Sunday will likely be approachable and nice to others. In reality, these people are looking at someone with their arms folded and treating them so poorly. They are impatient and talking down to the person as if they are of higher importance.

Counterargument (Pic 4):
However, due to human nature, sometimes our instincts about a person's appearance are correct. If you were to see a person with makeup that portrayed a clown's face and had blood all over their face, it is reasonable to believe that this person is dangerous and somehow looking to cause harm to or intimidate another person.

Conclusion (Pic 5):
Overall, as was stated in African Journal American Speech of 1944, we cannot judge a book by solely by its binding. Therefore, cannot not assume the best or worst of a human being solely based on physical appearance because there is hidden information in every human being on this earth. Like an open book, we should all have an open mind about others.

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