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Walk a mile in my shoes.

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The admonition to walk a mile in someone else's shoes means before judging someone, you must understand his experiences, challenges, thought processes.

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Most times, we find ourselves doing things or treating people in ways that if the tides should turn, we just might not be able to accept being treated that way by others.

  • A boss who always insults his staffs, speaks rudely to his staffs and just acts anyhow.

  • A bully who derives pleasure in bullying others, making them feel bad of themselves.

  • A person who takes the slightest chance in gossiping others, talking bad about others and not critically looking at the situation the person was in...

Truth is this:

If these all were to be a reverse case scenario:

  • The boss who insults and speaks rudely wouldn't love or want the same to happen to him.

  • The bully who bullies others wouldn't love or want to be bullied by others.

  • The person who gossips others, would surely hate to be gossiped by others, especially when it's all rumours.

If we could walk a mile in someone else's shoes, we'll perform better.

A rich man who knows what it means to be poor, would never look down on the poor.

A king who knows what it means to be a slave, would treat his slaves right.

As regards the government, if the people held in high positions know what it means to be put in low places, there'll definitely be fairness in their dealings with others.

I remember seeing a movie about:

A girl who came from a really wealthy background and a girl who wasn't really rich.

The rich girl was famous in high school, every other student wanted to be friends with her.

This high position she was placed in, made her treat some of them like a piece of shit.

She looked down on this particular poor girl and always seized every chance she got to bully her. This rich girl and her friends harassed this poor girl alot.

There was a time, they poured milk all over her body. This poor girl got home and prayed a strange prayer point through pains before she finally dozed off. She had prayed:

Dear Lord!!, Let her feel what it is to walk in my shoes.

Viola!, The next day the poor girl woke up in the house, room, bed and body of the rich girl. The rich girl's case was the total opposite.

It was quite pathetic, as the soul or mind of the rich girl was now living in the poor girl's body and vice versa.

You can imagine how tragic it must have been for the rich girl and how strange it must have been for the poor girl.

What am i saying in essence:

Before we act, let's always think and reason out what we would have said or how we would have reacted if we were to walk a mile in their shoes.

If I was in this position, how would I have acted?

If we want to raise voices or insult a person, let's picture this:

If I was the one who was about to be insulted, would I have loved it?

If we could walk a mile in the shoes of others, we'll act well and better towards them.

Apologies: I'm pretty sure you'll feel like I'm always apologizing, forgive my manners, part-time classes have resumed. Remember I told you all that's it was a two weeks strike, well that strike have come to an end.

My apologies to the commentators on my last post and second to the last post, I'll definitely attend to it all and do my best to visit you all articles tonight.

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If only people reason this way, all of the bad things we hear won't be happening. I try a much asni can to treat others just the way I want to be treated.

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7 months ago

we have to put ourselves in the shoes kf others to feel and know what they really feel. that girl will have her lesson for sure ..

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7 months ago

Yes Dawn, exactly

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7 months ago

Sometimes the boss is hungry but for the benefit of company if some laziness side worker otherwise work isn't prepared at time. But not everyday same behavior this is another point of view.

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7 months ago

I had someone that operated under me as a member of excos of a group, you need to see the way this guy talks. He drops any word not minding if the word is scattering things or not. And those times makes me wonder, if people think at all before they talk of do things 🤷

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7 months ago

It's indeed am amazing article. We all need to stop criticizing our fellow human beings because we don't know what may happen tomorrow. U gave a very good illustration of a girl who came from a wealthy background and the other who wasn't really rich. The law of karma states that: what goes around comes around" and it is true

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7 months ago

It is indeed an amazing article Especially with the good illustration u gave of the rich girl and the other that was not really rich. We should stop criticizing our fellow human being because we don't know wat will happen tomorrow especially the law of karma which says: wat goes Around comes around.

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7 months ago

Some times we criticize or mock people without knowing how it feels to be in that situation.

Like you rightly said a rich person who had been poor before; in his right senses wouldn't look down on any poor person.

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7 months ago

We need to wait and know someone better and also to know their circumstances before teasing and judge someone. How we judge other it may not harm them but it make up guilty in front of God and humanity

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7 months ago

different people has different view of thinking. But to me all human being are same.

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7 months ago

We should learn how to put ourselves in the situation and shoes of others so we could understand the need of being kind with everyone. That was a good lesson learned about life.

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7 months ago

No one would want to be misgraded by others so do not do it also unto others because we know what would a feeling like being insulted because it really hurts

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7 months ago

We are all equal in the eyes of God but not of men. What is important to you? Approval of others or of God?

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7 months ago

Exactly we should not judge someone without knowing what problem he is facing. I think I also have seen that series but I don't remember exactly. We need to work on our moral values and Don't hurried to gave our opinion about anyone

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7 months ago

Yes we should not judge others for us not to be judged. We don't know what they are going through that resulted for what they are having or making now. Let's try to be understanding for others.

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7 months ago

our differences must not be a hindrance for us to communicate and love others. i think putting ourselves in other's shoe will help us understand them. i played your poetry on youtube and it is so good.

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7 months ago

Diamond understanding and I feel this is correct because the quote above is mostly done is to defame other people, which is actually an act just to avoid the reality that he experienced.

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7 months ago

We all have different situations, different life so why do other people judge a person? Yes you're right, before we act or judge a person let's try to picture out that what if we're on their shoes, what would we feel? So let's better be kind to one another, spread love not hate

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7 months ago

I read this on whatsapp one time

if you insult people because of the job they do or the way the act, when life hit you in a bad way, you will do that think you hate the most just to survive

and that's just it, you would even do worst the most because survive sense is the strongest sense of all.

You should have finished that movie you're talking about too

Also for not being online as usual, you're not alone.. Me too, final year no be beans, in June 4days now, I think I have only written twice

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7 months ago

A lot of people always assume what they would do in certain situations until they are in it only to feel it differently. Only the person who wears the shoes knows how much it hurts and that's why I always go against those who use the word "I understand" in situations like grieving or others. Except you have lost someone too, you can never understand...even if you understand, the scenario can never be the same.

We always assume we would do things better or differently than others until we are confronted with the same situation and our eyes opened to how difficult it is.

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7 months ago

Wow I love your summer dear. Empathy couldn't be explained so well. I subscribed to the youtube channel. Even though I don't know English, I listened to a poem of yours, I congratulate you

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