A couple years ago, the world was taken over by this seemingly harmless dress. People couldn't tell if the dress was blue and black or white and gold. Insults were hurled, voices were raised, and family members didn't speak for days (we can only assume).
The photo of the shoe was shared over and over across the internet, with people trying to get to the bottom of this very serious issue. But people had a hard time finding an answer they could all agree on. Is it a teal-green color, or is it pink?
You had the people on Team Teal, who could not comprehend how anyone could see it as pink and white. But Team Pink was equally unwavering in their support of the color they saw before their eyes. Which team would win out?
Some people reported seeing it as being teal at first, but then switching to pink. For these people, once it became, pink, they could no longer see the teal anymore. Does this mean the shoe really is pink?
Meanwhile, other people reported being able to see the shoe as both pink and teal at the same time. It was like their eyes and their brain could not make up their minds and just gave up. That's just how powerful "The Shoe" actually is.
In fact, one person said that the shoe is neither teal and grey nor pink and white. They believe that's actually pink AND teal. However, this color combination does not seem possible, proving that "The Shoe" has the ability to drive people to insanity.
On the other hand, is it possible that the shoe was actually black and white this whole time? Sure, this seems unlikely, especially since the world does not exist in just different shades of gray. But at this point, anything seems possible.
While some people got caught up in the fun in trying to figure out the shoe's color, other were not. In fact, more than a few people were genuinely upset by the entire ordeal. For some reason, the whole shoe thing made them very, very mad.
Eventually, some people on Twitter were able to uncover the truth. Here you can see the shoe as it appears normally (on the left), and the version in the filtered photo, on the right. And, as it turns out, the shoe really was pink and white.
However, there will still some people upset that the entire debate took place in the first place, and instead people should worry about what "actually matters." But if you spent every moment of your day thinking about important things, there's a good chance that would drive you crazy. What's wrong with a little distraction every now and then?
Besides, "The Shoe" really did bring genuine excitement and joy into the lives of some people. Sure, it's joy that comes from an otherwise mundane picture of a shoe, but so what? "The Shoe" clearly has powers that go beyond the ordinary, and for that we must give it the credit it deserves.