i am somewhat disgusted at the lack of respect from some people. You can try and act better than us.. but at the end of the day… we know what loyalty is.. and that is something that is 100% better than you.
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Of course, manners are very cultural. To burp or not to burp – that is the question. To look someone in the eye or to avoid eye contact. To be open and frank or to be diplomatic and effacing…..
Respect, though, is not cultural. And if we have respect for each other, then we try to deal with each other in the manner (sic) required. And you’re right – respect sometimes seem to be a bit lacking.
It’s quite simple though.
You do not have to agree, to have respect.You do not have to like, to have respect.You do not have to understand, to have respect.
You just have to allow for the tiny possibility that you might not know everything and therefore the other person may have some intrinsic value greater than yourself.
(given that I know that I know almost nothing (except for knowing that I know almost nothing) it’s easy for me but despite that I still get it wrong sometimes).
Sometimes, when people are not respectful to me – or at least I think they are not – I try to relate it back to another time when I might have been that way, and in so doing feel a little less upset, that it’s a little less personal than it felt, and that I can’t blame others for attitudes that I once held. But that might not work for everyone.
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