To Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes


Over the last month we learned about empathy. The students watched videos, read passages and had very lengthy, insightful conversations. We shared personal experiences and learned from one another about what it means to walk in someone else’s shoes. The students were asked to sum up in one quote what that powerful phrase means to them.

To Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes means. . . 


“to see the world around you from someone else’s perspective.”

“to think what other people are thinking, like if they are having a bad time you get it.”

“to imagine what another person has been through, even if it’s really sad.”

“to see how someone else feels about a situation.”

“to see what it’s like to be in someone else’s life.”

“to experience what someone went through in his/her life and show empathy.”

“to see what someone else has been through in life so you understand them more.”

“to see what their life has been like and why they act the way they do.”

“to understand people’s needs so you can help them.”

“to see what that problem looks like for them and maybe help them solve it.”

“to remember that we are all more alike than we are different.”

“to understand why some people might be happy on the outside but sad on the inside.”

“to appreciate that not everybody’s life is the same.”

“to learn how you can help them because you understand them more.”

“to understand more about what is happening and care more about them.”

“to learn from other people about what life is like for them.”

“to appreciate our differences.”