<p>This is my first essay and is of 247 words</p>
<p>Prompt: In a culture obsessed with superficial appearances, our leaders should be those who can see beyond the surface. Judging a book by its cover is the job of the consumer, but reading the bookpondering its contents and perhaps seeking to write new chaptersis the job of a leader.
Assignment: How important is it to look beyond superficial appearances?</p>
<p>In todays world, life has become so competitive with everyone trying to come out at the top that we have forgotten one basic rule to, never judge a book by its cover.
Harry Potter teaches us to be brave, loyal and to look beyond materialism. When Harry is making his first journey to Hogwarts, he shares his compartment with Ron Weasley who was dressed in shabby clothes. Draco Malfoy tells Harry that he would be better off without befriending Ron to which Harry replies that he can choose his own friends. This clearly shows that Harry considered it more to look at the nature and character of a person before judging them.
The movie, Front of the Class, follows the life of Brad Cohen who has Tourettes syndrome due to which he makes strange noises and tics. All of his teachers thought he was doing it for fun until one day his middle school principal made Brad tell the whole school about his problem. The principal inspired Brad to be a teacher. However, in adulthood, despite having an excellent resume and portfolio, Brad was rejected by twenty four schools, due to Tourettes, before he got his golden chance.
Both Brad Cohen and Harry Potter teach us a lesson, that it is okay to be different from others or to be poor. At the end of the day, what matters the most is that you have a beautiful personality which leaves an impact on the life of others.</p>