They say that, if you don’t understand where someone is coming from, you should walk a mile in their shoes. I suppose that is so that you end up a mile away and you have their shoes!
Lame jokes aside through, I think some of the “tough on benefit scroungers” crowd could benefit from reading the blog post 7 Reasons Why You Should Stop Bitching About People on Benefits. It isn’t brand new but floated up via Facebook the other day (thanks Sam!) and is worth a read.