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We're born with our eyes closed and we leave with our eyes closed. In-between, for however long we are on this planet, our eyes are open. Yet sometimes it feels like they've stayed closed since our first breath in the open air. We see colour but we see it as something that makes people different and not in a good way. We see love, but it's the wrong kind of love if it's between people of the same sex. We see beliefs, but we rip them down and start wars to force our own beliefs on others. We see so many things that are beautiful but we taint them with our own twisted vision of what's beautiful. But we are all we have. If only we opened our eyes, we would see that we're all the same. We live, we love, we laugh, we cry. We express the same pain when our loved ones die. We experience the same joy when a new child is born. At our very core, we are all the same. More than that, though, we are all we need. It's time to open our eyes to that.