With much certainty, I can tell you that most people living today have no respect for each other. Sure, there’s times where we all falter in that category, but there are people walking our streets and driving our roads who have an absolute disdain for everyone.
Sometimes I can be guilty of this, I make no secret of how I feel about the human race, but I still have a core group of people who have earned my respect no matter the situation. I like to think that there are people who respect me in the same way, but apparently, some people can be sneakier than they let on.
If you notice, I said that people had earned my respect. I don’t give it to them unwarranted. These people are looked up to for who they are and what they have accomplished. Respect is not something I give away lightly and it is something to me with a tremendous value. It’s a currency that trumps dollars, silver, or gold. It is something that, once given, is hard to take away yet so easy to irreparably destroy. Personally speaking, once I lose respect for someone, they never can earn it back.
Now, there are instances in which I have an immediate, minimal respect for people. Like at work. I’m not rude to my employees or my customers and most of them have not done anything that has warranted my respect. Interestingly enough, that is not a two way street.
If you ever take anything from reading this blog, I hope this is it: Always try to be respected and to be respectful. I’m never disrespectful to someone until they have been that way to me, then the gloves are off. I strive to be solid, fair, outspoken, and yet good at what I do, and I hope you can do the same. With more respect in our lives I think we would all be a little better off.
Sorry for the short post today. It’s before work and I have a screaming baby to attend to. Thanks again for reading!