Before I went home this evening, I stopped by my favorite bargain bookshop nearby. As I was scanning the shelves for a potential read, something popped in my mind: is it really bad to judge a book by its cover?
(Well said… uhm, wait… Photo: booksonline.ie)
I know that statement shouldn’t be taken literally (lol), but it’s kinda fun to think about. For me, it’s not that bad. I mean, it’s not a crime if you brand a book based on how it looks like. That’s the first thing we see, and it’s a bit hard not to judge the cover. But, as we read the synopsis on the back, we realize that no matter how lavish or simple the cover is, what matters is its story and importance to our lives. 🙂
(How about books without covers? Lol. Photo: tmexpress.blogspot.com)
I think this thought is comparable to that of first meetings. When we see a person for the first time, we can’t help but to judge his/her appearance. Some instantly put stereotypes. But, as we get to know the person better and deeper, we understand why they look like that and why we shouldn’t care about their exterior.
At some point, we need to ditch our opinions regarding book (and people) covers. And when that time comes, that’s when we will truly enjoy what we’re reading (and who we’re with). 🙂 Do you agree?
This is just a random post. If we share the same perspective or if you disagree in some way, let me know by posting a comment! I’d love to hear from you. 😉