Take time to practice more empathy. Until you walk in someone else’s shoes, you never know what their life is like. You never know their struggles, their thoughts, their dreams, their reality. Don’t be so convinced to think that your perception of another is accurate. We can be quick to judge, assume, and create false stories of other people. Until you get to know someone, ask questions, hear their story, actively listen…until you walk in their shoes, get in their skin, in their mind…only then can you really know what another person’s life is like and practice true empathy.
We all have the ability to feel another’s struggles, if we only take the time and thought to do so. As Maya Angelou says, “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” Be courageous, choose to understand the life of another, choose to walk in their shoes.