Don't Judge a Book By It's Cover

For People Are Like Presents, You Never Know What You'll Get

Speaker For The Dead, A Magnificent Sci-fi Story, Written By: Orson Scott Card

Ender: "Or Maybe It's Just That You Can't Really Know Them Until You Stop Hating Them"

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All Life Is Precious


If you don't already believe in this message, then it's here that I'm going to knock some insight into that big complex brain of yours. The reason that you should never judge anything by its looks alone, is because there are a lot of things in this world that have very deceiving appearances. Take the Blue Ringed Octopus for example. This cute little critter is about the size of the tip of your thumb, and has many shiny blue dots all over its body; but don't be deceived by its harmless appearance, for this guy is actually considered one of the world's most venomous animals. Its poisonous bite can kill a person in a matter of minutes, and there's no known cure for its venom.

Another, more society related reason, is that every single individual has their own unique personality. You should never base your judgments entirely on their features, but rather get to know them for who they truly are on the inside. After, you can make your fair judgments or opinions of them, for there are many people in this world who act nothing like their looks perceive you to think they would act.

If you don't understand my quote or how it connects to my message, then I'm going to put your questions to rest here. The quote comes from the part of the book where Ender is walking home with his comrade Olhado, talking about what will happen in future and memories of the past. While walking, Ohlado was joking about how if when Ender first arrived on the planet Lusitania, if their leader had told them all that he was the Ender, (who lead a xenocide to destroy the alien race known as the Buggers) then everyone would have stoned him to death the moment his ship arrived. Ender asked why they didn't hate him now that they all knew who he was. Olhado replied that they couldn't hate him now, for they all knew who he truly was on the inside. That's when Ender stated the circular paradox,"Or maybe it's just that you can't really know them until you stop hating them". I chose this line because it shows that the people of Lusitania would have just judged Ender by his appearance and presumed reputation, rather then getting to know him on the inside. After they found out that he was Ender the genocide, they had already gotten to know that he was a kind and nice person on the inside. This proves that my point that you should never judge a book by its cover, for its contents may surprise you.

My slogan was also chosen for another reason. I believe that all life is precious, and no matter how strange looking, or dangerous, deep down within every organism is one thing. The will and urge to survive. You should never judge based on looks alone, but instead truly understand what it is that you are judging, lest you be judged. To quote Martin Luther King Jr, "Don't judge people by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character".

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