"Isn't it strange how one twin, although identical in physical appearance to their twin sibling can have such a different personality to them in how they perceive and respond to similar experiences in life? Some are born to laugh out loud and some are destined to be cry babies. Do you know which child is the one that will grow up happiest between these twins? Is it the one laughing or crying at life's experience? Is it the one whose bare feet are being tickled with a feather or the one who is having them placed in a tray of freshly baked treacle just out of the oven?
They do say that a photo is worth a thousand words. Sometimes things in reality are how we see them. More often than not however, real life is rarely reflected in the superficial interpretation of the outward image.
It is not uncommon for a person to look a picture of health on the outside, yet be dying inwardly. Things are said to be invariably the opposite of what they appear to be, especially when an inward condition is being interpretated through an outward source. Sometimes people laugh and giggle when they are in fact very nervous about the outcome. A person may appear to be the life and soul of every party or gathering they attend and yet live such a lonely life for the vast majority of their time when they see nobody. Just because the clown laughs doesn't mean he is a happy person and just because something has been stolen and there are only two plausible suspects, doesn't make the one with the criminal record for theft the actual culprit!
I don't know, but I'm willing to bet that during the course of my lifetime that even though I have always tried to live compassionately and fairly among my fellow beings, I have unknowingly misjudged many more people of 'bad character' than I have those of considered 'good'. We tend to overlook the obvious in the pursuit of our prejudices; hence the advice 'not to judge' seems ever more sensible an axiom to follow than 'look and learn' whenever outward appearance is all there is to go on." William Forde: October 10th, 2014.