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Respect- does it have to be earnt?

Fellas,
 
Quick question, for you, does respect have to be earnt?
 
I used to think like that in my teens, however, i've now come to try to respect everyone I meet until they do/show something that loses the respect I have for them.
 
If you believe respect has to be earnt, what sort of things does a person have to do to earn respect?
 
Is respect not important to you at all?
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    Red_Alert
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 01:54:15 (permalink)
    Different types of respect in different scenarios for me.

    Simple things for me, that are close to my own morals/interests. People who I might not think alot of earn my respect if I learn they're compassionate about animals, or they understand/care about nutrition and diet and the role it plays.

    Conversely, people lose my respect when they say things like ''eating 5 fruit/veg a day is just a government scam to sell more fruit'' or ''I dont care its just an animal''.

    To me its a case of having a certain level of intelligence, different types of intelligence in both scenarios above but ignorance doesnt sit well with me and some people go down in my estimation quite often.

    I dont really think about it but some things will spark a reaction with me.

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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 02:05:57 (permalink)
    Great respect is earnt, but a standard degree of respect should be a given for people unless their actions prove this to be undeserved.
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 03:08:59 (permalink)
    i always judge a man by how he has his steak, it should be pink and bloody, i cant trust/respect a man who has his steak well done

    ...wonders what her head would look like on a stick 
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 04:06:35 (permalink)
    i respect most people on the first occasion we meet, however some people can lose my respect quite quickly, and some can build on it over time ...

    i dont respect people who vandalise, destroy there body, hurt people etc, and i respect people who are honest, descent, hardworking, and altruistic.
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 04:06:57 (permalink)
    My old man used to say don't respect those that don't respect you.

    What a person does for a living can also demand respect.

    I'll cross that bridge after i've burned it.
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 06:08:55 (permalink)
    BIGDOWNUNDER

    My old man used to say don't respect those that don't respect you.

    What a person does for a living can also demand respect.


    I have no respect for those who stand by that comment.

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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 06:22:10 (permalink)
    So you have no respect for the Authorities?

    I'll cross that bridge after i've burned it.
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 06:57:28 (permalink)
    A certain amount of respect is the right of everyone. That respect can be lost or increased by behaviour.

    As far as I know, forgiveness is for the benefit of the person doing the forgiving, not the one being forgiven
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 07:54:42 (permalink)
    Respect does not have to be earnt, however it should never be demanded.

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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 08:09:47 (permalink)
    I try treat everyone with respect and don't believe it has to be earned IMO.
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 08:14:21 (permalink)
    RobeKinn

    i always judge a man by how he has his steak, it should be pink and bloody, i cant trust/respect a man who has his steak well done


    good point, well made.
     
    And he has to like football, very supiscious if he doesnt.

    My username has nothing to do with my religious beliefs.....
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 08:15:21 (permalink)
    mattpower

    i respect most people on the first occasion we meet, however some people can lose my respect quite quickly, and some can build on it over time ...

    i dont respect people who vandalise, destroy there body, hurt people etc, and i respect people who are honest, descent, hardworking, and altruistic.


    Would you include drug/alcohol addicts in that?

    My username has nothing to do with my religious beliefs.....
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 08:27:38 (permalink)
    I agree with the people who have said that you should respect everyone until they do something to make you think otherwise.
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 08:30:21 (permalink)
    I respect people (in a way)until they have done something to take that away.

    But true respect has to be earnt.



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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 08:45:21 (permalink)
    You shouldn't have to earn ALL of it no.

    We should accord at least a modicum of respect for all of our fellow man.  But ours is no longer a respectful society.  Fragmented society, job losses, political corruption, media..  have all conspired to  destroy the basic niceties that were once de rigeur in our society.

    Parents are too soft with their kids and don't give them boundaries, large scale immigration fragments society, job losses and limited opportunities causes far reaching anxieties and behavioral problems that span several generations...  and TV all the while has been pushing the boundaries in directions they shouldn't have been pushed.

    You can't even walk down the road nowadays without some stupid male deliberately walking toward you/into you..  to score some alpha dog point.
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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 09:30:18 (permalink)
    I agree that people should be given a certain amount of respect until they do something to lose it.
    Some of the most irritating b@stards I've known have been the "respect has to be earned" type, which basically translates as "treat people like sh1t until they earn respect".

    Having said that, these gangsta type teenagers talk about respec' all the time yet don't seem to know the meaning of it.


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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 09:55:31 (permalink)
    Wheels

    Great respect is earnt, but a standard degree of respect should be a given for people unless their actions prove this to be undeserved.


    good post, sums it up nicely


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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 09:58:09 (permalink)
    badboy007

    Fellas,
     
    Quick question, for you, does respect have to be earnt?
     
    I used to think like that in my teens, however, i've now come to try to respect everyone I meet until they do/show something that loses the respect I have for them.
     
    If you believe respect has to be earnt, what sort of things does a person have to do to earn respect?
     
    Is respect not important to you at all?


    A person demonstrating respect for others always earns them respect from me.

    Bullying, rudeness, pushyness etc will lose my respect very quickly.

    Intelligence often helps, but there are many people of less than average intelligence that I respect highly for other reason - courage, hard work, compassion for others etc etc

    Im not overly impressed by wealth, possessions, or, in itself, by academic or career acheivement.

    You can be a successful business man with loads of £s, a Porsche etc - but if you're a rude, selfish tw@t I wont treat you with much respect at all
    post edited by tac - 2009/07/21 10:00:34


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    Re:Respect- does it have to be earnt? 2009/07/21 10:10:32 (permalink)
    I think Tom and Kenneth in BB are an interesting expose on how one of our current generations has very poor respect for others. 
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