“Always put yourself in other peoples shoes” A well known Idiom
Joke part of the idiom
“Before you judge a man,walk a mile in his shoes.After that who cares?…He is a mile away and you’ve got his shoes”. Billy Connolly.
Remember the the whole world revolves around the ‘mind set’ and every thought that crosses your mind is influenced by the ‘PERCEPTION’ which is already settled in your mind that can influence the outcome.
Real part of the Idiom
Is this idea of putting yourself in someone else’s shoes …does this really works all the time ?
For this idiom to work, one must have a through knowledge about three things.1.Empathy. 2.Sympathy and 3. Compassion.
Unless one possesses these three qualities,the idiom does not serve the purpose. The help,what you think you are lending to the needy,need not necessarily be appreciated by the needy since Needy’s perception of your help may be different and sometimes just opposite.