What if everyone in the world was near-sighted. Things far away were blurry, unfocused. Like looking at the world without contacts or glasses. When you look at someone, you see the basics. The outline. Short, tall. Skinny, fat. Hair color and that they have two eyes, a nose, and a mouth. That’s all you can see. There’s nothing special about them. You can see no freckles, birthmarks, not even the eye color. They might as well be like everyone else. The things that define them…are invisible to you. Then, you become brave. You take a step closer, maybe two, three. And with each step, things become clearer. You see things about that person that you hadn’t before. You see the color of their eyes, even blemishes on their skin. And as you get closer to that person, they look completely new. Not at all like how you’d originally seen them. They’re real, and their different. You see ever freckle, the way their hair falls, even scars they may have. And once you see who they are on the outside, you begin to see their inside as well. Their heart, and personality. And then you know them. You see them like no one else does. They’re not blurry in your eyes anymore. And you love them. But there are some people in that world that never take the time to take a step closer to someone. They never see that person, or anyone clearly. In their mind, everyone is the same. They have their opinion made up. In their eyes, they don’t need to see anyone clearly. They don’t want to know them. Anyone. And they live their life unfocused. Fuzzy. Never knowing another soul for who they really are. Our world isn’t far from this now. Not everyone is the same. Each person is special, and unique. Beautiful. But some people choose not to see it. They judge. Form opinions about someone who’s blurry in their eyes. What sense does that make? None. Sometimes, I wish this really was how we saw things. Blurry. Then when we finally see things clearly in a person, it’d be the most beautiful thing in the world. Maybe it already is.