The first written reference might be from an 1895 poem by Mary T. Lathrap called “Judge Softly.” In it she says , “ Walk a mile in his moccasins” and challenges the reader to see things from the other’s perspective.
Others will criticize your decisions, your actions, your choices. But remember that only you know your circumstances and therefore only you can and should do what is right for you .
Quote by Emo Philips: “ Never judge someone until you ‘ ve walked a mile ”
It is the ability to literally experience the world from another person’s perspective; to walk in their shoes, to view life from their living conditions and to feel what it feels like to be that person.
This idiom means that you should try to understand someone before criticising them.
proverb Spend time trying to consider or understand another person’s perspectives, experiences, or motivations before making a judgment about them.
The epigraph reads: Don’t judge a man until you ‘ ve walked two moons in his mocassins. In other words, don’t judge or condemn a person until you have experienced, for at least two months, the kind of life that person leads.
Standing in a person’s shoes is one of the first things Atticus explains to Scout in the novel, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.