Tuesday September 6th 2011

Thought for the Day

“Before you criticize someone,
you should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them,
you are a mile away from them,
and you have their shoes.”

~ Jack Handey
(1949-)



*Jack Handey

Born: 25 February 1949 San Antonio, Texas

An American humorist. He is best known for his Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, a large body of surrealistic one-liner jokes, as well as his “Fuzzy Memories” and “My Big Thick Novel” shorts. Although many people assume otherwise, Handey is a real person, not a pen name or character.

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Comments

Tuesday September 6th 2011 — 6 Comments

  1. I think that’s a Native American saying too, once you’ve walked a mile in their shoes you
    empathize with them, understanding how they live, their customs, beliefs and priorities.

    • “Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.” This is the main part of the thought and it means to show compassion & understanding. You never know what someone is going through until you have been through it too.

      More of a proverb it has been said by many cultures and languages through-out the world for many years. Jack Handey made it unique & humorous by adding the last 3 lines, “That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes.”

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