Ten Feet Behind
A Western female journalist had done a study and story on gender roles in a particular kingdom several years before a major war engulfed the kingdom. She was not happy to note that the women in this kingdom, by custom or tradition, would walk about ten feet behind their husbands.
Recently, this same Western journalist returned to the same kingdom and she was pleased to observe that now the men would walk several yards behind their wives. She approached one of the women and said to her, “Why, this is real progress … marvelous! What has caused women here to achieve this reversal of gender roles?”
“Land mines,” the woman softly replied.
How often have we changed our stand, view or principle to suit our selfish ends?