Have a look at the following video:
For those of you who didn't click on the video, this young guy steps out on stage in the audition television program Britain's Got Talent. He is dressed in an orange hoodie and grey tracksuit pants. He's got a guitar in his hand and he says that he wants to sell out arenas. We all make a snap judgement by thinking that he is delusional and some what of an idiot. The judges think the same.
However, he sits down and belts out a song. He has a great voice and it is very easy to listen to and he blows every person in the auditorium away as well as many viewers.
The judges tell him that they didn't expect much out him. I wonder why. I can tell you why, because of what he was wearing.
If he had come out on stage and he was wearing a designer suit with customised shoes and a $20,000 watch they would think that he would be really good. We judged him before he opens his mouth just by what he is wearing.
The most famous 'don't judge a book by it's cover' moment in these kind of audition shows is without a doubt the following:
Yes, you guessed it Susan Boyle. She blew everyone away with the power of her voice once again proving that you shouldn't judge someone by the clothes he or she wears.
Closely following Susan Boyle is this guy:
Paul Potts. When he told everyone that he was going to sing opera, the audience and judges thought that he was crazy. Of course if someone was to sing opera he should look like this guy below:
Paul Pott's rendition of Nessun Dorma has become famous and he has even had a movie made about his life starring James Corden.
What am I saying today?
No I'm not saying that you have my permission to dress like a slob everyday. I'm not saying that you should walk around in ripped jeans (although they seem to be the fashion at the moment) and sweatshirts with grease on it.
I'm saying that you should at least make an effort but don't make a snap judgement on the fact that something might be a little bit off about another person at least give them a few seconds and if they are an idiot then politely rid yourself of their presence.
Don't make a snap judgement because they might be wearing navy blue socks instead of black. (some people think like that by the way.)
My favourite one is the following. What did you expect when the singer was on stage?