Glory J. Adegbemiro
3 min readSep 20, 2023

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It’s easy to fall into the trap of judging people based solely on...

In a world that often rushes by in a blur of first impressions and snap judgments, it’s easy to fall into the trap of judging people based solely on their surface reality - what we see on the outside.

But if there’s one universal truth we should remember, it’s this: there’s so much more to life than what meets the eye. You can’t set things right if you don’t see things right!!! Take a look at this, imagine Jesus asking an obviously blind man, "What can I do for you?" isn’t it weird?? The man is blind!

However I realize that Jesus must have seen something we can't see. And based on what he saw he offered the man an options menu. Most of the time we are just restricted to surface reality, Jesus saw deeper, he sees the depth of man.

The Truth is Big issues tend to lurk under the surface - issues we can't see. Perhaps the man had a son he wanted to reconcile with. Perhaps his wife left him and he wanted her back. Clearly he chose sight out of a number of alternatives, it wasn't his only need Or Jesus wouldn't have offered him options.

Are you aware that every individual carries with them a unique set of experiences, dreams, and challenges that can't be discerned from a passing glance? That disheveled person you just walked by might be a struggling artist, pouring their heart into a masterpiece that could one day change the world. Or perhaps they're a survivor of unimaginable adversity, fighting daily battles that you couldn't begin to fathom.

Surface judgments can also lead us to overlook the quiet heroism of the people we encounter. The unassuming neighbor who always keeps to themselves might secretly be dedicating their life to caring for a disabled loved one. The teenager with tattoos and piercings might be using their artistic expression as a means of coping with the pain of their past.

It's crucial to remember that the human condition is complex, multifaceted, and often hidden beneath layers of external appearances. We are not just what we wear, how we look, or where we come from. We are the sum of our experiences, our hopes, our dreams, and our resilience in the face of adversity.

To truly understand someone, we must engage in meaningful conversations, practice empathy, and reserve judgment until we've had the chance to delve deeper into their story. It's only when we take the time to listen and learn that we can appreciate the profound richness of the human experience.

So, the next time you find yourself tempted to judge someone based on what you see on the surface, take a step back and remind yourself: there's more to life than what we see. And in embracing this truth, we open ourselves up to the beauty of discovering the hidden depths within each and every person we encounter.

May our eyes be flooded with light!

_Glory J Adegbemiro
(B.D.R, Certified D.M, HND M.E, P.C.S.M)

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Glory J. Adegbemiro

Customer Experience• Tech Sales || Entrepreneur|| Public Speaker