“I complained that I had no shoes until I met someone who had no feet.”
Then what? What happens after you meet someone who has no feet? Some of these quotes sound good, even grand, but besides that what purpose do they serve? Are they anywhere close to the real?
This is what I feel:
- If you have feet then you need shoes. The kind you need and want may be different and based on the money you have and are willing to spend, on your likes, on your kinks …
- Isn’t it more important to think about those who have feet but no shoes?
- How is a person who desires shoes responsible for the situation of the one without feet?
I think we must stop getting, and putting people, on this guilt trip. It sounds wonderful, but sympathy is a weapon we often use to make others feel inferior.
We continue to covet shoes, we look up new trends, we are acquisitive…so can we cut it out and use these aphorisms only for their metaphorical value?
Like, yes, I complained about not having a Porsche until I met someone with no sense of direction!