The prettiest things can have the rottenest souls.
I’ve seen that personally.
It’s pretty easy to hide away the worst parts of a person behind a pretty smile and a lovely face. It’s equally easy to overlook the brightness of a soul if it’s encased in a less than appetizing package.
We’re taught to use our eyes as our main sense – think of ‘look, don’t touch’ and that can impact the way we perceive things. If it looks good, it’s easy to assume that it must be good.
But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
I’ve had to remind myself more than once that appearances can be deceiving, that so-called ‘good’ people can be hiding behind masks to make themselves seem better and so-called ‘bad’ people can be victims of the stereotyping and judgement that runs so rampant in the world these days.
It would be a lot easier if there were some hard and fast rules to tell us who was good and bad, wouldn’t it?
But it’s not that easy. We don’t wear our souls on our sleeves, after all. Nor do we broadcast our innermost thoughts or intentions.
All we can do is keep in mind that what we see when we interact with people is just a part of a much bigger picture. A small part that may be quite different when put into place with the rest of it.