Before being prescribed glasses last year I believed I could see as clearly as anyone else. It was not until I obeyed my eye doctor, order glasses, received them, and put them on that I realized I was wrong. Still, truthfully, I really could see when I visited my eye doctor last year. To me my vision was fine. It was the way I had always seen and I honestly thought everybody saw the world with the clarity, or lack thereof, that I saw. Seeing the world through my new lens for the first time was amazing. Everything was in high-definition (HD)!
In life we all see through unique lens—unique perspectives. Some of us more clearly than others at various times. Many times we believe that we view life and situations about ourselves and the world around us as clearly as anyone else. Possibly because how we view life is how we’ve always viewed it. It’s our normal and we honestly don’t know any other way. Eventually though, something or someone comes along and challenges the clarity of our lens. How we respond is more important than we are often conscious of.
Regardless the situation, we should never so quickly dismiss what another sees concerning us through their lens. I see that clearly now. Their lens just might be a little clearer than our own. Unless we try them on, we might never know.