So many things are lacking today that we just simply forget that there was a time that the word respect meant something. Come on back RESPECT, you are missed.
I read recently where a shopper was yelling in the store at her daughter using unkind (the "f" word) language, which is acceptable today, apparently. It was not in my world of yesterday. Respect is a two-way street. If your not careful how you treat others in a way of language and action, you may be on a road to hurt and collision, for many years to come. Be forewarned! Nonetheless, children do not respect their parents, certainly not like we did. How come? Parents are supposed to be that which children are told to imitate. What example do you set? Is this what you want your child to become? Time to examine your own actions...maybe it's not too late.
We always knew that if we treated others well, we possibly would expect to be treated the same way. Did it start with the idea that you could just slam the door in someone elses face and think that was okay? There has always been an underlying rule "understood by most" to do unto others what you would have them do unto you. It is a kindness rule...
Do we practice kindness anymore?...Our parents demanded that we "respect" them or else. Or else what...no TV, no nothing, period. And, don't let them catch you being disrespectful to anyone else or Else! We must be rule setters.
Time to get back to basics..."Respect". If you don't know what it is, look it up in the dictionary. Oh! thats right, we don't use those anymore...I guess, just everything goes then, right?
Maybe its time to ask yourself, in a time where there is little respect, who is the real loser? It's never too late to change our behavior especially in public where others see exactly who or what you are.
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