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Constance
Constance

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INFP

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Judging a book by its cover

You can say whatever you want about not judging books based on their covers and whatnot but the truth of the matter is that you, a living breathing thinking human, are a visual creature. Who even started the whole shebang about judging covers as a bad thing? It's not. You're literally just passing preliminary judgement based on what you see first. If a book is titled "Rocks" but sports a really cool on-theme cover, you can bet your last shiny coin that I'm getting it. Hell, the cover could even be a blank white page with a little stickman standing in the corner looking at a glass of spilt milk on the floor. It's not as cool as a ménage of fire and flames but I JUDGED it as "yes, I want you". I judge, you judge, everyone judges the cover. It's not a bad thing.

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Aitor
Aitor

1mo

INTP

Capricorn

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The problem here it's some of the best writers don't know or don't want to draw covers. Also, the best cover artists don't know/want to write books. So we use that as an excuse to bring irreal perfectionist thoughts about how we should love and tolerate each others so everyone has to be a good artist and a good writer. The truth is not everyone can be good because there would be no goodness. We have to appreciate the diversity of the colors instead of turning everything gray.

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Andrew
Andrew

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ENTP

Taurus

Oh I'll definitely judge a book by it's cover. It just takes a few pages in for me to realize I wanna put it back on the shelf.

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Daniel
Daniel

1mo

INTP

I view it as a cautionary warning that solely relying on our first impressions may not be sufficient to draw conclusions from.

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Christopher
Christopher

1mo

INTP

Taurus

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I think the phrase comes more from a time when book covers were quite similar, but I'm just making that up, so someone confirm that one for me. It's true that we all pass a judgement on what we see and experience. The act of judging is necessary as you rightfully put out and we are all affected by the power of marketing when it comes to book covers. However what I think the phrase comes down to is that there are gems we miss because of poor packaging and presentation. However without the ability to judge you could say we're naive or gullible. I think its a matter of what you want to judge something on. If evidence contradicts the first judgement, it's ideal to dig deeper than the appearance of the product is in this case. Ultimately if it is not a judgement based on aesthetics alone that determines the worth of the object make sure to judge the other qualities as well.

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