Put yourself in someone else’s shoes

Picture yourself out at the shop getting a few groceries. You are in line to pay and notice the sour looking face the cashier has and immediately jump to conclusions that she is a rude person. Another example is seeing someone walking across the road and assuming by what the person is wearing they are snobs or look poor. Whether we like to admit it or not we can assume too quickly and pass judgment too easily. Consciously or unconsciously.

The cashier might be having that sour looking facial expression because she is going through a hard time. Life could have knocked her down or she is tired of her job. No one knows. For all, you know she could have had her face look like that because she is simply resting her face. Assuming too easily is a mistake to make!

The person who you might be thinking looks like a street person might be actually a wealthy person, but isn’t bothered by fashion and invests money in other things that matter to them. No one can know someone truly just by the initial glance of them or the few times seeing them.

Take the time to get to know the person and find out something you had no idea about. Stop your brain in its tracks from wanting to pass judgment too easily without knowing the full situation. We all going through this journey we call life and as you know it isn’t easy. Be kind to one another, don’t assume you know without looking at the whole picture first.

Not everyone can do this, but if you make the effort to do this you have taken part in trying to make the world a better place. It may seem not that important, but would you like someone assuming things about you that aren’t true? Of course not.

The moment you step out of your old way of thinking like this you no longer conform to society, then the better person you would become. It all starts with one person and becomes a domino effect.  Put yourself in someone else’s shoes and learn to see the world in a whole new way.


We all have different life experiences to share and different stories to tell. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes before you judge too soon. This artwork here is done by Lars Franzsen. Instagram: franzsen_art Email: franzsenlars@yahoo.com


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