Putting Yourself in Other Peoples’ Shoes

Open your mind to new ideas. Make it a habit to put yourself in other peoples’ shoes before making a judgment.
You can’t truly know what someone is going through unless you go through it yourself.

Just because you believe something to be true doesn’t mean it is right.
2+3=5 but do does 4+1
There is always more than one way to look at something.

So, instead of trying to discredit other peoples’ feelings from their individualized experiences; let go of your preconceived notions, and imagine what it would be like to be that person and have that experience.
Would you want others to bash you and invalidate your feelings? Or would you want them to empathize, and put forth effort to understand where you emotions arise from?

From now on, whenever you are in a disagreement with someone, refrain from judging them and belittling them. Instead put yourself in their shoes and do your best to understand their point of view.

To walk in someone else’s shoes you must first unlace yours.

One Comment on “Putting Yourself in Other Peoples’ Shoes

  1. Beautiful post! You are so right. A very poignant message during these difficult times. Why is it so hard for some to look past their own experiences and understand the everyone’s experiences are different? As you said, there are so many ways to look at something. We just have to be willing to see it.

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