"Being in someone else's shoes"

@alokn99 (5717)
India
July 11, 2008 2:16am CST
Now this is a phrase we often connect to or use when we want to describe how we would feel or react to a situation if we were involved in the particular situation being discussed. But, While using this phrase have you ever tried to actually place yourself in the person's shoes. What I mean here is :- Say a friend got slapped. Would you visualise yourself getting slapped and actually feel it ? or In a narration of an argument, would you try to feel those heated emotions overcoming people along with your thoughts on the subject. I keep trying to do it and it sure makes it that much more interesting.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Jul 08
Alok As a matter of fact, I always try to that. I try to put myself in the person's position and try to feel the grief. It kind of works. Empathy is so important! I would want the same from others as well. And it's also important to be happy with others happiness as well. The joy multiples they say. This is also important.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
11 Jul 08
Glad to know that you do. There are instances when I have noticed people make the statement just for the sake of trying to get the attention to themselves. It becomes so easy to figure out when a person actually means it or not.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Jul 08
yeah, it feels awfully bad and worsens the situation. Sympathy has always been overhyped but its not my word.
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