A little respect never harmed anyone; in fact it taught them the values required for the pillars of life. But what does it really mean to “respect” someone or something? Now, I am sorry to torment those of you that detest ploughing through dictionaries, but nevertheless I am going to snippet a referral from this trusted gem.
1. Esteem: a feeling or attitude of admiration and deference toward somebody or something.
2. State of being admired: the state of being admired deferentially.
3. Thoughtfulness: consideration or thoughtfulness.
So now we know exactly what respect means, we can move forward with our discussion and societies attitude towards respect, are you ready?
“Respect your elders”. “Respect your elders”. “Respect your elders”. Back in the day, without fault, parents would badger this saying into the brains of their offspring. Children would grow up respecting those around them, as well as things that surrounded them. With the development of life and the faster maturing of youth is this still the case. Are people still respecting their elders, or has this sacred saying dissolved in a murky pool of water? You tell me. How have you been brought up, and do you believe the quote “Respect your elders” is valid in today’s ever emerging society?
More than likely half of you reading won’t be even be teachers, so you may be wondering why I’m taking the example of respect back to the classroom. Well, the moral is the same. If you love and respect yourself, then people can love and respect you in return.
Respect yourself FIRST… and others will follow…” ~ Zabardast Life
Walk down the street with clarity and respect for yourself. Let the warmth of your heart shine off of your chest. Be more respectful of the world and everyone in it. May I leave you with the saying what goes around comes around, meaning that if you dish out respect you’ll also be able to reel it in in bundles…