Walk in Their Shoes

Red shoes, Prada

Red shoes, Prada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The recent political environment has voters talking about voting against someone, not for them.  In the meanwhile our systems and infrastructure are crumbling, some areas more than others.  The teacher of the year and her fellow nominees were present in DC rubbing elbows with the President and speaking clearly on behalf of students.

In order to qualify for any political office, candidates should walk in a teacher’s shoes for one year followed by a year in parent’s shoes in every class of our society; and then maybe another year in the shoes of a nurse.  Then maybe candidates would be qualified to serve the people who vote for them (or against their opponent).

CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/09/health/state-world-mothers-report/index.html?iref=allsearch ) had an article  about the US being 25th in how it treats moms.  Nurturing countries have programs that assist parents and nurturers.  What can we learn about these other countries in the top ten like Norway, Finland, and France that would improve our country’s emphasis on nurturing?  Is nurturing becoming endangered here in the US?

Let me know what you think?

May you thrive wherever you live despite the challenges you face.


About jjbailey

Professional Parent, Author, creative homemaker, and endangered species.
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One Response to Walk in Their Shoes

  1. Mom says:

    This was interesting imformation. I do feel that there should be some requirements for our govenment leaders to see how the rest of the country really lives before we put them into office to make the laws. The biggest problem I see are the lobbyist with the “money” to buy the senators off, also all of the privitizing that is happening is killing our economy like getting ride of the postal service for an example.
    One of the biggest problems is that when the senators etc. retire they continue to receive the same wage how could they have any idea what it is like to live on a fixed income or no stable income at all. They should have to depend on social security like the rest of us that would really change the picture, or experience being without insurance and really need it. Working in the homeless shelters for a year could shed some reality “light” on their heads too.

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