THICKETS & BRAMBLES
--"And I pray that you might have the heart to see past the briars and bristles to the beauty beyond."--
Just finished watching a double feature of Maleficient, and Snow White and the Huntsman and I was once again reminded of just how important it is to look past a person's exterior to who they really are, and how easy it is to hate someone you know nothing about. In Maleficient, the viewer's shown that just because a person may appear cruel and heartless doesn't mean that they always were, and that no one is born cursing the world but that we are often made bitter and vindictive by the wrongs done against us. In the same token, in Snow White and the Huntsman, the viewer's shown the beguiling nature of outer beauty, and just how easy it is to be fooled by it. These lessons could not be more true than they are today where we are taught to judge people from what little we know, and to assume that what we see is what we get. And for anyone wondering what the big deal is, I say this, people are so much more than what they appear, and that you have no right to judge a person when you know nothing about what they've gone through, or what's brought them to the place they're at when you're meeting them. So, I say all this to say, that next time you find yourself making a less-than-friendly assumption about someone else, I ask that you, no rather, I implore that you think twice about what you really know about the other person (and I don't mean what you've heard from other people), and give them a chance. Give people the benefit of the doubt, listen to their stories first-hand before you pass judgment, and most importantly, put yourself in their shoes. It's like the age-old adage goes, 'outer beauty is only skin-deep, but ugly cuts clear to the bone.'
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