Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? One should never judge a person by external appearances. Use specific reasons anddetails to support your answer.
In most cases, one should never judge a personby external appearances. Sometimes when I walkdown the street at night, I avoid people who areacting tough and loud, but in general, I prefer toreserve judgment until I get to know someone. Judging someone by external appearancecan be deceptive. Judgments based on external appearances prevent you from getting toknow a person reinforce stereotypes, and are superficial and limiting.
In high school, I stayed away from students who were called the "bad students" becausethey dressed a certain way. I wanted nothing to do with them. I later had the chance to meetone of these "bad students" because of our mothers, we started talking and I realized that wehad a lot in common. My impression of him was very different once I got to know him.
If you form an opinion of someone based on stereotypes, you risk never getting to knowsomeone who is different. You may are be missing out on an opportunity to make a goodfriend. In addition, you are reinforcing that stereotype by believing it without given the persona chance. If you take the time to get to know the person, you might become friends.
Judging people by external appearance is superficial and often unfair. After all, you don'tknow what circumstances the person might be facing or who the person really is. Perhaps theperson comes from a less fortunate family than you and cannot afford the kind of stylishclothes your friends wear. However, that does not mean the person is less intelligent orinteresting than you are.
People should not be naive about new people they meet, but should take time to get toknow them. External appearance often does not tell us anything about a person. Judgingsomeone by their appearance is misleading, reinforces stereotypes, and is limiting. Doing socould prevent you from making a true friend.