All that glitters is not gold!!!
March 20, 2008 7:11am CST
hello people ! all that glitters is not gold !! TO how much extent this quote is true ? how you people take this quote and does glitter attracts you or your are a good viewer @ first sight? So you judge people @ first sight and do you know that which one is the worthy thing actually ? I am bad with judging people,i usually get attracted towards the glamour very soon. Will be waiting for the responses:)
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20 Mar 08
I think this applies in our real lives more than we allow ourselves to believe, UBiquitous. People run after things that may not make them happy in their lives and people do pay attention to and believe in appearances, however ugly the reality of something is. I do take people on face value initially but only in positive sense. This means that I would consider a person good, intelligent, honest, truthful, trustworthy and humane unless proved otherwise. I know quite a few rich people who do welfare, religious leaders who are self righteous, politicians who devote themselves for people, Army officers who have medals, but they do ugly things. All those people are apparently charming in one way or the other, but in reality, they are involved in most abhorrent activities. On the other side, there are people as ordinary, apparently, as peons, sweepers, gardeners, small stall retail sellers who have great souls and minds, who speak words of wisdom and who spend blissful lives. But, one can only see all this, both positive and negative, when one get close to people. Similarly, there are material things that appear to make us joyous; money, charm, fame, respect, glamour, property and such. In reality, they can not make us happy; it’s how we use them that will make us happy. I’ll stop my rambling here! LOL!
23 Mar 08
hello kamran how are you ? :) well sorry for the late responce to your comment:) Yes you are very much right but this thing happens to all of us wether we do it intentially or not:) No matter how much you deny from this fact but this thing goes on with every other person,obviously once somone attarcted you in appearance then you would try to talk to that person otherwise what would be the first impression that person is putting on you ? :) I myself wont deny with this fact that i go for the outer beauty,i am bad with judging people as well,the thing that glitters attracts me more as ruthinian stated above that not only gold glitters but diamonds glitters too :) ,even though i accept that i am so materialistic as well ,but you cannot change the way you are,all you can do is just to make a try. Rest Allah is there to help you out :)
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24 Mar 08
Hi UBiquitous . how are you ? Hope u must be enjoying your stay here . Yes i do agree that everything/every1 who attracts you like a gold, isn't really a gold. Thats true. in todays world, its really hard to examine which person is really the same from inside as that looks / talks or u see that person. In this world its bit hard to judge which person is best , which person is really speaking what he really mean by his soul / heart. Yes i am quite good in juding people you know :p My 6th sense do work well, and i do judge people to the extent they r in real. And i have applied this thing, practically i got positive answers that i am fine in judging others. I can see the persons inner thoughts and opinions, how that person is , what is he actually... by just having a look on the person. Whether females or males i do judge almost 80% accurate .
24 Mar 08
well mirpurkhas ! nodoubt you seem to be a very self praising person. youy never know ,u can be wrong there is always a possibilty of 0.000001 % even then how can u be so sure for the remaining 20% even. Think on that. The way you judge the people doesnt mean your are right everytime. Its just like pleasing your own soul lol.,
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20 Mar 08
I don't judge people too for the simple reason that I don't want to be judged myself too. But there are times that there are some people who annoy me. They have not done anything wrong or even say anything bad to me but I felt not confortable being around with them. I guess it's just some bad feeling. I know it is unfair but sometimes I can't help it. I can easily tell if a person is a show off or not by the way they look, smile and talk with me. Or sometimes, I can also sense that even the person is rich, he or she is down-to-earth and easy to get along with. Maybe I just have a good intuition. No not all that glitters is gold... diamonds glitters too... it is more brilliant in fact.
23 Mar 08
hello ruthinian ! how are you ? good to see your responce :) sorry for the late answer :) was just busy since few days. Yes you seem to be a very good person by nature actually i can better call you a realistic one :) that u judge people the way they are and you just say them whatever you think about them and treat them the way they seem to be. Yes diamonds glitters too :P ..lol ! indeed.Some people are diamond from their inner side ,so we just have to find that diamond from the coal cave :). right ruthinian:)
24 Mar 08
Make sure it's genuine gold...if it glitters . Actually we are very much driven by our first impressions and we try to improve our images to make it glitter. We are becoming superficial by education nowadays. And to use your metaphor further...it's good to look like gold, we all like it...but what value does that gold have?...that comes only when interested in the real substance.