Being A Superficial Person

Attracted To Materialism

The proverb, “one should not judge a book by its cover” is very true when it comes to analyzing others’ behaviors, expressions and thought processes. There are many superficial people who enjoy materialism but have a heart of gold! On the other hand, there are many superficial people who couldn’t care less about others’ thoughts and feelings.

Society has trained us to be quick to jump to a judgment or stereotype based on how someone dresses, speaks, behaves or carries themself. This is because all of the characters who we can think of are represented fairly accurately in Hollywood films and music videos.

By observing these characters on television or in lyrics, we are being trained to judge others; it has almost become an automatic process. So when we see “superficial” people behaving like Kim Kardashian or the Jersey Shore crew, we are quick to jump to a conclusion: “superficial.”

But this approach to viewing people is wrong and only contributes to the divide which our world is experiencing. Just because someone appears superficial on the surface, does not mean that they are not caring and loving individuals on the inside. Who are you to judge a person who you do not even know?

In the bible it says, “You hypocrite! First, remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye.” We are so quick to jump to conclusions about others’ behaviors, that we forget to look at ourselves first and fix what we do wrong.

There is nothing wrong with someone who is attracted to materialism, as long as they are not allowing that attraction to influence their inner being in a negative way. It is actually worse for us to sit around and point our fingers at a superficial person, than it is for the person to be superficial in the first place.

At least that person is being themself by admitting to their superficiality. But what are we, by judging other human beings’ ways of living? It doesn’t make us any better! Rather than spending so much energy judging others, we need to come together and learn from each other, superficial or not.

The DSM Ready Movement is about the integration of all people with a good heart and solid intentions.

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7 Replies to “Being A Superficial Person”

  1. Totally agree. What’s interesting about Kim K. is that she, and her husband Kanye West, have become bastions of conservative Christianity in recent years. For example, he just recorded a Christian album. He performs for free in churches and prisons. She started a charity that helps parolees get jobs. And they built a church where they have Sunday worship services complete with a gospel choir. So yeah, she made a sex tape years ago. Well, she’s changed. Jesus was friends with prostitutes and criminals. Don’t judge a book by its cover

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      1. What would be their motivation to be fake Christians? They’re not winning any popularity contests in liberal Hollywood. They’re not gaining financially. They’re fighting an uphill battle. They even support Trump. I’m surprised Hollywood doesn’t run them out of town on a rail

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      2. Yeah I’m surprised too. But usually Hollywood works in covert ways, often threatening them in private to change their behavior. I’m just questioning their intentions: either they have turned to Christianity out of their hearts, or out of desperation – you cannot serve two masters however.

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      3. I wouldn’t question. Look at their actions. They are doing the Lord’s work. They put their reputations on the line. That’s a hell of a lot more than most Christians do. I know of fake Christians. The mega church pastors who fly around in private jets. Google Kenneth Copeland. His net worth is $760 million. His church owns 5 private jets. His home (all tax free) is worth $6 million. He has a history of controversy. He preaches “prosperity gospel” telling followers God wants them to be rich. Meanwhile he begs them for donations. I guess I’m not one to judge who is a real Christian and who isn’t. You can’t judge a book by its cover. But God also taught us to use discernment. And Jesus was enraged when he entered the temple to find money changers working there. As the Bible says, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven

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