Now that we face a month when the word ‘football’ will be mentioned non-stop, it got me thinking about the words ‘foot’ and ‘feet’ – how much do we think about them and how much do we value them?
Some people don’t have feet, either because they were born without them or have lost them due to injury or illness. Some people don’t have arms or hands either.
This article about a Chinese engineering student who lost his arms when a child is enlightening in that it shows us how much you can do with your feet. Peng Chao hopes to become a civil engineer. As we wish him well for the future, we are left reflecting upon arms and legs and the extent to which we make good use of them.
Teacher Kong Yong said: 'It is impossible to tell the difference between his homework and that of other colleagues even though he writes his with his feet. It is really neat and easy to read. 'But then again he does everything with his feet, not just writing but also dressing, washing, eating and using the computer. 'He is living proof that when you put your mind to it you can achieve almost anything.'