Do looks count………..make a difference? Yes!
Should they? Yes! How much? Depends! On what? Depends!
We live in the so-called real world and looks do count. If you are honest with yourself, you’ll agree that at first sight you judge people immediately by the way you think you see them. Good or bad and they get a “yes” or a “maybe” or a big fat NO! Not only do you judge people…………you judge things! It either looks good or bad or “fuzzy”! So yes, looks do make a difference!
Should they? Yes! That is part of our safety system! But looks can be deceiving and so something may look good but be bad! So there is a lot more involved in handling things and people than just making decisions based on “how they look”.
Is it “how they act”? Now that’s a loaded question! Some good and bad things and people don’t act like they look! So how are we to know, really know whether to like, trust, believe, that things or people are what they look like they are?
Think TIME! Don’t make quick/snap decisions about things or people unless there is a question of safety………….I’ll probably try to get out of the way of a big black snake or a charging bull………….and cozy up to a glazed donut or a piece of pecan pie!
I don’t believe in love at first sight…………..lust at first sight yes……….love no! Why? Because looks do count and first appearances are very often misleading! I’m sure we’ve all missed out on some great adventures and interactions with people based on what we thought they were like because of the way they looked!
A great lesson here is this…………….as we get older and hopefully smarter….we learn that looks change for us and for others……..those clear blue eyes may be a little cloudy but the heart that beats for them may be honest and true and gentle and loving and dependable and there! And we learn that though looks might catch our eyes many other things catch and hold our hearts and make us happy.
So much for the better if we learn these truths when we are still young!!!!!!!
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!