We look at people all the time, but do we see them? Don't we all want to be seen? Seeing others requires that we take our eyes off ourselves. It sometimes requires viewing others through an unfiltered lens. Accepting others for who they are as opposed to who we want, or believe, them to be. If we're always viewing others through filtered lenses, we might miss signs of growth, change. Seeing others requires that we actually take time to listen, maybe examine them. How often do we ask someone how they're doing and before they have time to formulate an answer we've moved on or begun to say something else? We live and work with people we don't see. Seeing people requires an investment. But that requires time, right? And who has much of that? But if we don't take the time, there's an inherent risk. Because we make decisions based on our perceptions of people we don't see. And, sometimes, the rug is pulled out from under us. We feel blindsided by someone's actions whose response to "Why?" is, "Do you see me?!"