I Believe

I believe I should not judge a person by external appearances while I don’t know the person well. When we meet a person for the first time we unconsciously make a first impression about them. I know it is a wise decision to not judge others before I get to the person. I also do not judge a person on what I heard.

I have to find out for myself about the person I always remember the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” That saying has plenty of meaning. It relates to my life when I was young and now as a young adult. When I was young, in elementary school, I didn’t have any friends. The other kids always looked at me funny when I was around, and I was always left out of activities that went on inside and outside of school. In elementary school, I was the third to tallest in my class, I had long ponytails, and I was a chubby girl.

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The other kids thought since I looked different compared to them; I was not good enough to hang around. Everyone had his or her own group, known as a clique. I was not good enough to be in any of them. Of course I was sad and I wanted friends like the other kids; as I grew older, I learnt that sometimes its better to be by yourself than with others. I was born alone and don’t need any one else. No one got to know me until we were in middle school.

Many of my classmates getting to know the real me now while I am in high school. I was still sort of shy and quiet in middle school, but I started making new friends. Now every time my friends and I are together, they bring up about how quiet I was in elementary school. We start looking at old piles of pictures; and we watch DVDs of old talent shows and dances. We start talking about how we used to look and how we use to act.

When my picture came up, they say how chubby I was, long my ponytails were, and taller than others. I look and say, “That’s why I was so quiet because everyone looked on the outside of me, and never thought about how cool and nice I was.” When I used to walk over to a group of people; they would walk off and have me standing there looking crazy. People still judge me on what’s on the outside and what they heard. That’s not the right thing to do.

I am in high sschoolnow and I am starting to figure the world out. When I see a new person at sschoolor in the neighborhood, I make them feel welcome to the sschooland city. Because I know what it is like to feel left out. I keep the saying in my head; “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”