The saying "All That Glitters Is Not Gold" has evolved from the phrase of William Shakespeare. It was mentioned in his play, the merchant of Venice published back in 1596. Even today this statement is one hundred percent true. This aphorism can be applied to just about any experience.

My grandfather often used this phrase. He used it to warn us against several things. As a little kid, I was often attracted towards eye-catching things. I couldn’t think and analyze whether those things were actually useful for me or not. I also did not have a sense of whether they were right for me or not. Besides, I never really understood whether they were worth the amount being paid. I was often attracted towards eye-catching things. I couldn’t think and analyze whether those things were actually useful for me or not. I also did not have a sense of whether they were right for me or not. Besides, I never really understood whether they were worth the amount being paid.

Guided by appearance can be disastrous. In the world of deception and deceit, what is seen outwardly, is not the reality. Often the glittering appearances, hide the foulness of wickedness. The good looking innocent people are the perfect cheat of the day. The only way to save ourselves from such hypocrites is to be very attentive and careful in life with good observance.

What is exhibited and displayed outwardly should not be taken, as creditworthy. Visual appearance are commonly deceptive. The quality of a thing can be only judged by its use only. In many cases, a thing appears to be very durable and cheap may turn out a duplicate. Duplicates or imitation commonly have more shining or glittering than the original one.

These are an echo of the expression ‘all that glitters is not gold’. Many people admit to have dysfunctional families however their social media posts show that the picture is all rosy. Similarly, a simple picture is made to look exceedingly good by using filters and all sorts of applications. This is a perfect example of the phrase, ‘all that glitters is not gold’.

A person can be judged by his deeds, attitude and aptitude towards others. In the present world of advertisements and propaganda whatever is reported through advertisements are generally Turned out to be facade.

In the present materialistic world most of the actions of people are self-centered for the utter benefit of self, with total disregard to the losses or benefits of others. People projecting themselves as your well-wisher, your friend's must be judged very carefully.

Don't trust just the sayings or outlook or appearance of anybody, It may be a cruel cheat, a tricky fellow.

Try to ascertain his motives and analyze his actions. Keep a close vigil. What appears to be gold may turn out to be a yellow metal, a polish of Gold in iron, a fake colour of gold on brass. So beware of the appearance, judge the things from its original content and not from the show that has been put on, ‘All that glitters is not gold’ is a warning for each one of us especially for those who take hasty decisions just by looking at a thing, situation or person at the surface level. It is a warning for those who just look at the external beauty of things rather than analyzing their actual worth. This is because everything that is appealing to the eye may not be actually good. Just as there are many things that sparkle and shine but not all of them are as precious as gold.

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Great thought!!
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Damn... Eye opener
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