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WALK A MILE IN MY MOCASSINS


By Vernalee

The admonition to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes means before judging someone, you must understand his/her experiences, challenges, thought processes, etc. The full idiom is: Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. In effect, it is a reminder to practice empathy. This plea for empathy is to put yourself in his or her shoes.

Truly, it is only then that you will understand their situation. Stop judging. Start understanding. See life from their perspective. Have compassion. It will make you a better person … every step of the way!

On a different note ...

Last but not least, we celebrate our Veterans today! Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your service!

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dembry3100
Nov 11, 2020

❤️

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Linda D. Woodard
Linda D. Woodard
Nov 11, 2020

You know it's funny that this is your topic today! I am preparing some training for ODJFS and EI was one of the training requested. I have a twist on EI though and the training is entitled "Empathy 360 Degrees" which refers to what you're talking about but also places a focus on the only way an individual can move forward with effective relationships is employing empathy 360 degrees around them: up (for superiors), down (subordinates), right side-left side (peers).

Good choice of a topic!!! Love ya!

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gckidney24
Nov 11, 2020

Thank you to all Veterans...

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