The age old saying is “Never judge a book by it’s cover” and that’s something that’s been on my mind recently. Before I start, this is by no means a rant; just my opinion and observation.
I live in Dubai, a city that is all about glamour and luxury. And, I work in the publishing industry which is again, all about what’s hot and what sells the most. It’s only obvious that I am constantly surrounded by things and people that are all about what’s on the outside rather than what’s on the inside.
90% of the time, in this city, instant judgements are made on the basis of physical appearance: what you wear, how you look, what size you are. Sometimes the judgement is fine, but not if you have to deal with it on a daily basis. I’m a relatively big girl. I always have. There was this phase in between when I wasn’t quite so big and I was fine with myself even then. I’m fine with myself even now.
But I know I need to become “less big” if I want to make it big in my work life. And I am working on that.
But what bugs me a little is that people care more about the looks than the brains. I’m not a big fan of that. I just believe that it shouldn’t matter. The way you look has nothing to do with the kind of person you are, or what your personality is.
I just believe that as long as you’re a nice person, nothing else should matter. I always say be what you want to be and I stand by that statement. If you want to be a unicorn, be a unicorn. If you want to be a potato, be a potato. Actually, don’t be a potato because then I might be forced to eat you and I really don’t want to do that. The point is, as long as you’re a nice person, who cares?
And I can say all of this because I’ve been on both sides; when I was big and when I wasn’t and now I’m back to being big. Fun times. It’s like a god damn roller coaster.
What was I saying? Yeah, my point is that everyone has something that makes them special and unique and I strongly believe that you should just hold onto that as tightly as you can. It will help you in the long run and set you apart from the crowd.
People can be douchey and mean and judgemental on the basis of looks. Ignore them. Just ignore and do not engage. It’s what I do.
I should mention that I’m typing this when I should be researching something online for work considering how it’s still a working day but eh, it’s fine.
So I’m not sure how many people will agree with me but again, it’s fine. This is what was on my mind and I wanted to express it here, so I did.
Until next time,
Live long and prosper.
May the Force be with you.