Easy to say that we sometimes walk a mile in others’ shoes.
But if we are honest with ourselves, we rarely take on that full mile, it’s often just a short leg.
And, even though we mostly just dip in, do we ever find ourselves saying, “Ah yes, things from this perspective look exactly as I expected them to.”
It’s OK, we cannot help but be protagonists for what and how we see things and for our own lived experience.
But we can notice how, time and again, it is only one perspective.
We can notice how it is nearly impossible to overdo understanding other points of view.
And we can remember that the only tickets that consistently get us from here to there are listening with deep curiosity, and having strong opinions that we hold loosely.