Monday, November 3, 2014

Take a Second Look

Do you ever catch yourself judging someone based on how he or she looks? We all fall victim to disobeying the famous rule, "don't judge a book by its cover." There is a very touching story that makes everyone who watches it rethink who they are and how they treat other people.

Susan Boyle is an average looking woman who everyone underestimated. She walked out on the stage of the famous show Britain's Got Talent and took everyone by surprise. Every face in the crowd was doubting the woman who said she wanted to be a famous singer.

When Susan opened her mouth and stretched her voice across the crowd, the place became silent. No one could believe what they were hearing. Her voice is truly beautiful.

She ended her song strong and received a standing ovation from the crowd. She got three "yeses" from the panel of judges and moved on to the next level of competition. She had so many emotions after hearing the good news. Not only is the woman an amazing singer with great talent, she is also humble and has a wonderful personality.

The whole moment really made everyone want to reevaluate themselves and how they handle certain situations. We all know we should never judge someone based on their outside characteristics, but we are all guilty of being too quick to judge.

I hope you watch enjoy the video of Susan Boyle and next time you start to judge someone based on their outer shell, I hope you stop yourself and take a second look at what is on the inside.


  1. I agree that everyone can be too quick to judge. In some ways it's natural, as someone's appearance is our first way to form any kind of opinion of them. That's why it's always better to try and get to know someone before we make any final opinion of them. That's why those people who do reserve judgment and are so outgoing are so rare.

  2. Alex, this is such an amazing story. I know we sometimes jump to conclusions and judge a book by its cover. I can honestly say I make a conscious effort everyday to avoid judgmental thinking. Everyone has their own story and it's not our job to judge them based solely on their appearance or our first impressions of them. I always make an effort to keep judgmental thoughts outside of my head and give everyone a chance.