I would like to answer this question with a question of my own in some way. @Emma-Bradley
When you look someone in the eyes, what do you see?
One of the best questions I have seen out here because it’s so simple but really invites me to do some deep thinking.
Primarily, you can see the emotions of the people who’s eyes you’re looking into. You can tell if someone is sad, happy, scared, angry or surprised. You can also tell if they are attracted to you (dilated pupils in bright light.) Looking deep into someone’s eyes is a bit like getting a glimpse into their internal world through two windows.
However, it depends who’s eyes you’re looking into.
-When I look into my parent’s eyes, I see respect, sometimes pity, love and the complex emotions that can only be captured by someone who loves their child.
-When I look into my rivals’ eyes, I see judgment and maybe even fear.
-When I look into my best friends' eyes, I see excitement, admiration and a spark suggesting readiness for laughter.
-When I look into my teacher's eyes I see, I see wisdom and respect.
-When I used to look into my past significant other’s eyes, (cheesy) I saw oceans, galaxies, my world, myself, our love, her softness, an adventure and home.
It also depends on the natural intensity of the eyes. Strong blue eyes have a connotation with the ocean or ice. Vivid blue eyes (mine) make me think of rivers and a bit of mischief. Brown eyes make me think of chocolate. However, some eyes have a nice color but don’t reflect much emotion.
In the end, you see what you want to see, coupled with what they want you to see. Eyes are ” the window to the soul”, but they are a dusty, reflective, tricky window.
To answer your question, what would I do..? The same thing I've always done. Share a simple conversation to brighten another person's day in any way I can.