There are times I wonder why we place so much attention on appearance. What I mean is why is it so important for certain professions to dress or appear a certain way.
why does a judge, a doctor, or a lawyer have to be dressed a certain way? Does it really impact the quality of their work? Are we that vain or elitist?
If a doctor was to dress more like a teenager would it automatically mean that s/he would not be able to provide quality care? Would it impact the doctor’s ability to diagnose or solve your issue?
Is a lawyer less competent if s/he wears jeans in court or is it just disrespectful? And if it is disrespectful, under what terms in a modern society make it so? A modern society that is causal in most cases hangs onto tradition for some reason under certain circumstances.
Are these just hang-ups around tradition, or reserved for serious/important occasions? Does it make a difference in the end?