This I Believe

Tim - USA
Entered on November 5, 2006
Age Group: 18 - 30

I believe in not judging a book by its cover. It happens time and time again to me. People assume that I am nothing because of what I do or how I look.

As a clerk at Stop and Shop in an area that is predominantly populated by wealthy people people judge me all the time. People automatically assume that I am a failure and a nobody because I work at a super market. They will treat you like a piece of garage if you let them.

This is why I do not judge books by their covers. I treat everybody the way I myself would want to be treated unless disrespect is brought to me by someone.

As a lover of rock n roll I have seen many musicians I look up to writing songs about being yourself and especially in the 1960’s getting along with your fellow man. Mayn of these musicians were put down, judged, and were made to feel bad because the rebellious music they created seemed to be corrupting the youth. Was it corruption or was it enlightenment?