“If the shoe fits, wear it” is a commonly used expression that suggests that someone should accept a generalized remark or criticism by applying it to themselves, particularly when it describes them. Simply stated: Is what is being said characterize you? Yes or no. What is ironically sad is when people don’t get the hint or it goes right over their head! Swish! Sadder, is when they deny what accurately describes them. Admittance goes hand in hand with acceptance, which makes it difficult. Acceptance puts us on the front line to confront our shortcomings and do something about them. We know what they are better than most – even if we don’t admit to it! Thus, do we wear the shoes if they fit or take them off and do something about it?
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