Sunday, October 9, 2016
Walk a Mile
The phrase “try walking a mile in someone else’s shoes” seemed like a good philosophy to try. In fact, Neil had invented a body swapping device that would allow him to do just that. He decided to pick someone who, at least on outward appearances, had a very different life from his own, in order to maximize possible empathy. Plus, the woman he picked had very unique shoes as well. It didn’t take long for Neil to feel that empathy. He probably walked only a few feet before he jumped up on a wall and sat down. Walking in heels was difficult! To make matters worse, the woman in his body had just run off after swapping. He wasn’t sure how he was going to get anywhere with these things on his feet, but he sure didn’t want to run around barefoot either. It seemed he was going to learn the true meaning of that old phrase.