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How important should appearance be in the way we judge others and the world around us?

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´╗┐How important should appearance be in the way we judge others and the world around us? ?It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearance? Oscar Wilde. We live in a very materialistic world; a world where we are not judged by the merit of our characters but on the quantity of our belongings. When a man first approaches a woman, studies have shown that she will base 55% of her initial impression of him on his appearance and his body language, 38% on how he speaks and 7% on what he actually says. This shows that most appearance is the most important factor in determining your impression of a person. ...read more.

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This enables you to assess whether a person or a scenario looks safe. This is how we know to avoid dark alleyways late at night and drunks in a street. The fact is appearance is strongly impregnated into modern-day society. Actors and actresses make a living out of putting on an appearance to entertain the audience. There is a reason that the British fashion industry alone is worth 21 billion pounds. Feeling good about the way we look is central to our happiness. People purchasing clothes and make-up would be a flagrant waste of money if they were not judged and complemented on their appearance. ...read more.

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You can learn a lot about someone by the way they present themselves and the way they want others to perceive them. Men who wear purple ties are less likely to be promoted. However judging on appearance alone leaves you susceptible to being deceived. Throughout history there have been countless examples of appearance which has been misconstrued to devastating consequences. You all know the story of the Trojan horse. In this example, the ?Trojan horse? seemed like a gift from the Gods but in fact its purpose was to deceive the Trojans in to letting Greek soldiers within their walls. As the Sicilian proverb says, ?Where you're not known, you're judged by your appearance?. I encourage you to make judges on people?s appearance as you can gleam a lot about a person just by the way they present themselves to others. ...read more.

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