The Shoes That Had Their Own Path
Sometimes we are taught that other people and their ideas are dangerous and we should stay away from them. My Bubie believes that it is important to be strong in your values and your beliefs but also to be open to hearing, learning and trying to understand other people’s ideas. She says that there is a saying that, you cannot judge another person until you have walked in his shoes. This means that you need to experience what their life is like before you can judge them; although you can judge if their behavior is hurtful.
One way that we can make our world better is to try to understand each other and accept one another for who we are. This is especially if they are different from us, as long as they are good people who try to help others and make the world a better place in which to live. This next story is about two girls from two different neighborhoods who become friends, and walk in each other's shoes, in spite of the fact that their shoes seem to have different paths.
Bina and the Big Decision
Where I live, there are not enough girls’ schools, and it is very difficult to get accepted to any of them. The schools are looking for girls who are the same in dress, family, and behavior. My Bubie believes that all children should have an education, both girls and boys. There are many ways to learn but school is an important place for children to learn not just skills but also how to play and work with others, how to listen to each other, and how to share different ideas. I’m not sure if everyone would agree with my Bubie but the next story is about a young girl who desperately wanted to learn in school, and no one would accept her. She had to make a big decision on her own.