“How many times do I have to tell you to walk straight?” It was a frequent thing I heard from my dad. He was very disturbed by the fact that I walked with bent knees. My dad always walked straight. He often heard people commenting that he looked like an army officer with an extremely straight posture. For him posture was very important and it was kind of disappointing that his son refused to walk straight.
I never figured out the mysteries of walking straight until I heard a very innocent comment from a friend of mine years later. He asked me if my shoe sole always wore off at the arch rather than the heel. It got me thinking. In fact he had hit the nail on the head. I do walk on arch of my feet rather than the heel. This mystery was solved. I needed to simply starting landing on my heels while walking and the posture would be fixed automatically.
Now all I need to do is teach myself to walk properly at this ripe old age.