People are so driven by looks, body structure...the pretty face....
One doesn't know what is going on that face, whether she is super pretty, looking at her...she takes a lot of time doing herself up....maybe she has a confidence issue, or maybe she just likes to look that way....
I am a Care aid, I have worked with all walks of life of people...I have been out with my clients in public when I used to work with youths / young adults with physical or mental disabilities...I have seen the way people look at them...but do you know their struggle in life? just to be accepted and loved, they have feeling and emotions to......
I a while ago had a few heavy girls sneer at me because I am thin....instead of getting too mad...I walked up to them and told them mind their mouth for one..."and once upon a time ago I looked just like you, very heavy...but I worked my *** off to lose that weight....so don't be sneering at people....you don't know their story..."
You see heavy set people...not all of them eat like crazy, few have thyroid issues, or other issues behind their weight...the stereo typing comes in fast.....
Don't judge a book by its cover, you do not know what fills its pages...you do not know their story, and they do not know yours....
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3 Responses Apr 23, 2015

AMEN!!!

very true

Unfortunately most people do judge someone by the way they look.

And sometimes we judge OURSELVES by what we see in the mirror... or how we look TO OTHER PEOPLE...

I see that (if your stated age is current in EP) I have 20 years or so on you. That makes a LOT of difference in others' perceptions of one, and in our own perception of ourselves. I just got back from a 2 week trip to a high mountainous region of West Asia where I hiked some pretty stiff climbs and spoke a couple of other languages with locals... I ski cross country/downhill, snowshoe, bicycle strenuously, do trail running, kayak, and other active stuff.

I continue to work in a very technical field.

Yet others see me as an old guy and assume sometimes I'd be no fun to know and assume I'm out of it... assume I know nothing technically when I often know more than they...

I'm not too dismayed by others' assumptions but occasionally when they voice them, it startles me a bit.

Others see me as always humourous, upbeat, encouraging other people (which I often am and do), and can't believe that sometimes inside I'm depressed and have contemplated suicide when the depression is pressing me down (not recently, thankfully).

I hope you have an encouraging day, today... despite all the past and present pressures of life.