“Oh look at that boy,” says Priya when Shivam enters the classroom. The whole class turns towards him. Another girl said, “Look at that dark-complexioned boy”. Everyone started laughing at him. Poor Shivam felt very sad. He had no friends. No one even wanted to sit next to him.
After a few days, a crew comes to their school for an AD shoot and they said that they would be requiring a child for the same. Many children presented themselves for the audition, but none of them got selected. Shivam thought “Why not I try for the audition?” He knows that he definitely won’t be selected for the shoot, but still, he went and gave the audition. The crew members were quite impressed with Shivam and they selected him. All the children asked them “How could you select Shivam when there were many of us better than him.” The director said, “His skin complexion doesn’t matter at all, his skill does matter and I must say that he is very good at acting.” After that incident, Shivam became popular in his school and he was never alone again.
Appearance is just like clothing or you can say it is the clothing of our soul. One should not judge a book by its cover. We can’t judge a person by how he looks. But what matters, in the end, is his character, skill, and attitude. A person who is fair need not be a good person or a dark complexioned person need not be a bad person or vice versa. There are many things that define a person. If the whole world believed that appearance gives power more than anything, then there wouldn’t be any Stephen Hawking, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, and APJ Abdul Kalam and so on. These people became famous by the works that they have done and not by looks. An example which can be given is that A miss India may not be able to dance like a person with a disability does. In all fields of work, people should be chosen by their skills and talent and not by their skin complexion or looks.