I believe my coming to a dogmatic postition on removing shoes in homes has given me a more positive outlook on life.
I used to be a bit prejudiced towards other cultures. I was a bit Xenophobic. I was also a little uncomfortable with the idea of interracial and even international marriage.
However, when I decided that shoes-off in homes is the ideal way forward, I became more open and accepting of other cultures. I began to like the idea of cultural diversity. I stopped feeling so hostile to ethnic mixing and even started to like the idea of travel.