It sure is.
And your outsides are the best indicator of your insides.
A slovenly appearance reveals your insides to be the same.
A lazy slob on the outside does the world a huge favor. They show the whole world they are guilty of sloth.
They are holding up a big sign to the world that says “I don’t respect myself. There is no reason for you to respect me either.”
They have proven that they have no discipline, pride or respect. And they don’t even care. Apathy is for the apathetic. And that’s why they are invisible to good fortune.
Two guys walk into a bank. They are the same age and same height. One guy is an out-of-shape office worker. He isn’t a snazzy dresser, he stands with a slight slouch, and he doesn’t make eye-contact very well.
The other guy is an ex-Marine, he has short, kempt hair, his properly fitted shirt reveals his muscular chest, shoulders, back and arms, and is tucked into his properly fitting trousers. He stands up straight and he makes eye-contact. His PRIDE is evident.
The female bank teller to the ex-Marine: Hi Sir! How can I help you?
The female bank teller to the office worker: I’m sorry, my register is closed. I’m going on break.
It is what’s on the inside that counts – and everyone can see your insides and they treat you accordingly. We can all see what your insides look like. When you look like a million bucks people treat you like a million bucks. When you look like a penny people will discard you like a penny.
If you’re wearing that sign it’s time to take it off.
And, friends, if pride is a sin I’ll be seeing you in Hell.