Eyes are organs of the visual system. They provide vision, the ability to receive and process visual detail, as well as enabling several photo response functions that are independent of vision. They detect light and convert it into electro-chemical impulses in neurons. The human brain has many ways of interpreting the outside world, but it’s them that provide the most important.

The eyes do many things very well. Still, they are blind to the truth. They may be open, but they cannot see what is closed. Quick to assume and accept from first impressions, that is their nature. We know this, yet we continue to rely on their unreliability in seeing who people really are. “Don’t judge a book by its cover. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is only skin deep. Looks can be deceiving.” Ever heard of them before? These are all phrases that have been accepted into humanity for centuries. More and more phrases are popping up with identical meaning: What you see may not be what is real. 

Humans are complex dynamix creatures with the propensity to be whatever the hell they want to be. What they project on the outside can be who they really are. But you can’t just immediately assume a person’s entire being just from a cursory glance. Confining intricate expressions and idiosyncrasies to a single term or stereotype is a prison which the perpetrator put themselves in. Who somebody is goes far beyond what you can tell from the outside. As far as evolution has gone, it remains unable to see the contents of a soul.