Judge Not According to Appearance – Carole Ritter – Good News Magazine
We live in a superficial world where a person’s worth is judged mainly on the basis of looks. Our icons are youth, beauty and the toothpaste-ad smile. Although not many of us would be deliberately cruel or callous, the daily judgments we automatically make can have a devastating effect on those who aren’t “beautiful people.” Hopefully this article will make us all more aware of our power to help or harm others by the way we react to their appearance. Shopping, in a hurry, I practically tripped over the wheelchair. A big-eyed face looked up and grinned, and I smiled back automatically. Then my smile froze and I turned away in disgust. The pleasant face was attached to a head twice as big as it should have been, to a body with no legs and stubby arms with no hands. I hurried away, careful not to look back.
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