Perspective is key: To be in someone else’s shoes

Perspective is key: To be in someone else’s shoes

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Could you be someone else for the day?

Fear. Anger. Hatred. Depression, Embarrassment. Manipulation. Anxiety. Rejection. Ignorance. Violence. Torture. Fatigue. Death.

These are all the things we face today. Every single one of these is a reason to why our world is slowly turning to ruin, why everyday we fear that today might be our last or how any situation we get ourselves into could change our lives. We live in a world where good news is slowly becoming extinct. The world will soon become nothing because we are not doing anything to make a difference to society and the planet.

Remember global warming? Yeah it’s still going on the same as millions of people suffering from deadly diseases everyday. These are only the tip of the iceberg and it wouldn’t matter if I listed them anyway because it only comes down to one thing: ‘Understanding’.

I could list everything wrong with this world but what would be the point? The only way people understand or feel something is if it happened to them or someone they knew. You have to be in their shoes to feel how they feel, to feel the pain and the desperation. What is the reason why they smile when they are in so much pain? We take everything for granted these days and don’t even know it. The water we drink to the food we eat are all easy for us to reach but for others they would do anything to get what we have.

We have people who have no home, no family no one to hold their hand through the cold weather, no warmth to cover them – only their body heat to keep them company. The change in the air, the weather we ignore, all because we think global warming won’t happen until years from now, why should that stop us from trying to change that for our future generation? Everything we face, everyday is nothing compared to what someone else could be facing right now.

What I’m trying to get across is to try and imagine what their going through everyday and the people around them. Don’t judge someone by what you don’t understand, don’t pity them because they don’t want pity what they need is someone to understand them to feel safe and to not have to feel so scared all the time, after all isn’t that what we all want. Sometimes what we need most is a bit of perspective.

You just need to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and then see how they feel and then you will understand why they are reacting or why they are behaving the way that they are behaving. We need to be fair. – Navid Negahban


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