“Don’t judge a book by its cover” really is a tried and true philosophy. It’s silly and cliche, and admittedly very tough to do at times, but deserves merit and conscious application.[/quote]
Artwork, I agree. Mileage, I disagree. A person doesn’t control their artwork, they do control the wear and tear. Going through our library at home, you can tell a ton by looking at the outside of books. Ones that have been read enough the spine is worn out. Ones with flagged pages. Ones faded from the sun. And there are ones that look never opened.
There is a lot about a person outside their control. Height, frame, acne scars, big ears. BUT there is a lot on the outside that is a reflection of the inside and history.
You might see a woman with acid burns on her face, “don’t judge a book” would have you ignore that, But if she’s disfigured and out and about on a sunny day with a smile on her face, it should tell you a lot. Scars of all types generally tell stories. You shouldn’t pass sentence for how someone looks, but you shouldn’t purposefully strive for ignorance of it either.