December 26, 2005
"Before you criticise someone, you should first walk a mile in their shoes.”
That way, you will be a mile away... and you’ll have their shoes! This ancient advice still holds true. We don’t know what other people are really thinking and feeling. We don’t know what they have been through or what lies ahead for them.
We take a few snapshots of their behaviour at some random moment in time and then judge them for evermore on the strength of this.
Or, perhaps more appropriately, on the weakness of it.
- author unknown