Behind These Eyes

“It’s not what you look at that matters. Its what you see.”

 

Between you and me, we are completely different beings. We may dress a certain way, look a certain way, and speak in a certain way.

Maybe it’s the complexion of our pigment or the way we see ourselves that draws the fine line of distinction. Because no two humans on this Earth are alike.

 

And yet there is something that binds us all together. As different as we may seem, we suffer from the one thing that will always haunt us: judgement.

It doesn’t matter how you choose to live your life. Whether you get a college degree or not, have children later in life, travel the world or stay in one place, go to the gym seven days in a week or sit on the couch every night- whatever you do someone will always be there to judge you.

First glance: Wow, she looks like a clown with all that makeup on her face.

First impression: That skirt is way too short. Isn’t she afraid what people are going to say about her?

Rumors: Heard her parents got divorced last year.

Conclusion: Her life seems pretty messed up. Well. I don’t want to get mixed up with the wrong crowd. It’s better if I don’t talk to her at all.

 

To be honest with you, I would love to tell you how much of a great, open, and wonderful person I am….but I can’t. Because I am guilty for exactly this: judging others.

I hate that everyone judges everybody. Just because you know someone’s name does not mean that you know their story. What is a glance going to tell you about this person? That their hair is too tangled or that their taste in fashion is off? What makes you think that a skim with your eyes is enough to understand this person?

Judging a person does not determine who they are, but who you are. A face tells you nothing. Because no one will truly understand the struggle of a person and what they’re going through. How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.

“If you want to know what a man is like, take a look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals”

-Albus Dumbledore

We all see the world through different eyes. Maybe its time that we stop and see the world without color and realize that between you and me, there aren’t that many differences. The next time you stop to judge someone, think to yourself and maybe even doubt yourself.  Because the question remains: What do we know?

And the same answer will always remain:Nothing.

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                                                                                 Photo sources-

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