Unless you’ve felt the pain, you don’t know how it feels.

Unless it’s directly affected you and impacted you, you don’t know how it feels.

Unless you’ve experienced it personally, you don’t know how it feels.

Unless it’s knocked you off of your feet, upended your life, and turned your life upside down, you don’t know how it feels.

We live in our own little world.

We can try to be empathetic.

We can try to put ourselves in their shoes.

But we will never know the pain.

We will never know the feeling.

We will never know what somebody else is going through.

We will never care as much as the person going through it.

So when a person who has gone through something and experienced something that you haven’t, have some respect and listen.

I know it’s not your problem right now.

I know it doesn’t affect you right now.

But it could happen to you.

One day you could be in that position.

One day you could be in their shoes.