Auckland (Meenali) - American author Mark Twain said once, "Comparison is the death of joy." People these days try to evaluate a person's attributes by their appearance. It might seem as if the choice of clothes can tell about a person's character, but in everyday life, this is not true. There is not a sure-shot way of determining the culture and the personality of a person by looking at his external appearance.
Admittedly, clothes contribute a lot to deciding the first impression of a person.
Sometimes, people have odd choices with clothes. One can find people from different cultures wearing similar type of outfit. Similarly, the people who belong to one particular culture wear distinct outfits. There is no certainty about the relationship between the clothes and the character. There are pious people in unattractive garments, and there are criminals with expensive branded clothes.
‘Dress sense’ also depends on the nature of a person. A few people like Mark Zuckerburg, Warren Buffet, and Bill Gates wear simple clothes, despite their enormous success. On the other hand, some not-so-well-off people manage to buy expensive and flashy clothes.
Clothes can give an idea of a person's ethnicity in some cases. For example, People from the Gulf countries wear a particular type of outfit, which gives an idea of their culture. One must keep in mind that the clothes provide an impression of the culture and the character of a person, but that is not always true. You might assume the background but this should not lead to a judgmental view.
There are no doubts that Attractive and classy wear reflects an excellent first impression. One should dress according to the occasion because an individual’s dress sense speaks volumes of his character and personality.
In conclusion, people should be encouraged to broaden their horizons; and this will give them a clear perspective of what they want to do in life. People should not become judgmental about the character of a person just by looking at her/his clothes. "All that glitters is not gold." Those who have high thinking in this concern, have a broader view of life and better personal resources to draw on.