Other people’s shoes

Put yourself in other people’s shoes.
It’s advice you hear a lot, but it’s easy to misunderstand it.

It doesnt mean being *you* in other people’s shoes. (although this is better  than nothing! But if you were in their shoes, there’s a good chance you’d feel and react differently to them, since we’re all unique and are sensitive to different degrees when it comes to different situations.)

Putting yourself in other people’s shoes means trying to be THEM in their shoes.
As far as you know that person, how would THEY react/ feel to a given situation. hm. Now this I find is really *really* hard to do. Even if you think you know the person quite well, it’s difficult to predict such things sometimes.

PS Sorry if this post is totally obvious!!  🙂


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