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Respect

This word is very rarely used is considering someone's feelings, needs, thoughts, ideas, wishes and preferences. It also means acknowledging them, listening to them, being truthful with them, and accepting their individuality.

Respect can be shown through behavior and it can also be felt. We can act in ways which are considered respectful, yet we can also feel respect for someone and feel respected by someone. Nowadays it has become possible to survive without being respected. Someone could inherit a large sum of money, have many servants, employees catering to him, yet not be respected in the least because of the way he treats others. Still, there is a value to respect which money can't buy. When people respect one another there are fewer conflicts. Where Respect Comes From.

Respect is something that is earned. One earns another's respect by voluntarily doing the things such as taking that person's feelings, needs and thoughts into consideration. It is like a boomerang that you must send it out before it will come back to you. Respect cannot be demanded or forced. How to give and take respect.

Respecting someone means respecting their feelings and their survival needs. Here are ways to show respect for someone's feelings:

  • Inquiring about how they feel

  • empathizing with them

  • understanding their feelings

  • taking their feelings into consideration

  • Asking others how they would feel before making a decision which affects them.

  • Voluntarily making changes and compromises to accommodate their feelings, desires and needs.

  • Not interrupting them

  • Giving them the opportunity to solve their own problems without underestimating them, in particular:
    To conclude Respect is still desired by most people but sadly not always practiced. So, therefore if you wish to get it is important to first give it.