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23 June 2008 @ 11:53 pm
[TM] What does respect mean to you?  
I dunno. I mean, it's one of those basic things that should be obvious and clear cut, but it isn't. Here's what I know.

- Sometimes those that really do deserve to be respected don't have it. I don't like that. I mean, honestly. You'd figure others would know, yeah? But even if people do earn that respect, some don't care about it. Which is really unfair, but what can you do?

- Some that shouldn't have it, have it. How that happens, it's infuriating simple: It depends what pull you have in this world. And that is ... unfortunate, in the sense that it gives those people the idea that they really do deserve it and therefore act even worse at times than how they are in the beginning. ... Confusing? Yeah, I think so too.

Basically, the idea that I have is this: Respect is earned, not given. Treat others as you want to be treated. Titles don't mean that someone is above someone else. It doesn't mean that everyone has to respect you just because you hold an important position. How hard is that to understand? I really dislike it when people think otherwise. There's always that base, of common sense and basic respect that we all should have towards people. I was raised with that, and for the most part I'm very respectful. Those who raised me did well by me. But if someone is an arse, how can they ever expect to be respected? I have so little patience for that nowadays. I just don't understand it. Frankly, I don't even want to.

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