don't judge a man until you have walked (a mile) in his shoes

don't judge a man until you have walked (a mile) in his shoes

proverb Spend time trying to consider or understand another person's perspectives, experiences, or motivations before making a judgment about them. I know that certain people can come across as selfish or mean-spirited, but don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes. A: "Chandler is just such an irritating, arrogant jerk!" B: "There might be all sorts of things going on in his life that you don't know about. Don't judge a man until you've walked in his shoes, that's what I say."
See also: have, judge, man, shoe, until, walk
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