What does appearance mean? Does it communicate an essence? Or is it only fakeness?
I think it depends.
It depends on our level of awareness and maturity.
Many people, especially the young ones, believe appearance is everything. They don’t let themselves appear out of context, sad or unhappy. They never are themselves for fear of not being accepted or being judged.
Now, it’s pacific that a bit of decency is required on every occasion but this doesn’t mean we haven’t to be ourselves. Delegating all to appearance is wrong. But even it is important to understand that it has its importance. As long as it lets our essence shine through.