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Can respect be a bad thing sometimes?
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Posted 12/10/07
respect is needed in this world...of ours...but at other times,when you feel that it is not needed,you still have to respect that "someone" that you absolutely hate....respect is needed sometimes to ensure your own safety...yes...respect is needed..
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Posted 12/10/07
too much respect can be a bad thing.... i think
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28 / M / dime's graveyard...
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Posted 12/10/07
yeah...you shouldnt respect the ones who doesnt respect you...
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24 / M / Sleepy Land
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Posted 12/10/07
I think respecting someone is okay, but been too generous may not be good...
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Posted 12/10/07
Yes. Respecting others too much isn't good at times. This is especially applicable to people who care too much about others that they tend to forget what their own "desires" are.

But most of the time, it's a must.
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Posted 12/25/07
there's such a thing as social respect.. you know, when there's this well known business tycoon who's respected because of his influence even though he's an asshole.. XD
Posted 12/25/07
No. I don't think so.
But it also depends on the person that you're going to respect.
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Posted 12/25/07

Do0mAid wrote:

At first I thought this was a stupid topic... but consider. People often respect people who don't really deserve it all the time. Battered wives, kids who are bullied, teachers that abuse their power.

Respect CAN be tiring as well. Sometimes don't you just wanna say what you REALLY mean, instead of being "respectful"? There's more to this topic than some people think in my opinion! If other mods disagree though feel free to lock...


yeah, like with parents and teachers and bosses...you wanna respect them...but if you respect them you can't show them your true self cuz it would be "disrespectful"

respect is just gay
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Posted 12/26/07
When it prevents things being done or slows down a critical process. For example, because I respect you I wouldn't impose something against your will. But that 'something' might be integral to a change in a larger context, i.e. society.

This usually happens in political and social evolutions, like in political revolutions where when one form of government rebels to overthrow an old one, it could be because the new government sees the old government as failure and the revolution is necessary to change the society towards a considerably better situation. However, if the people acted based on respect, it wouldn't be possible because a compromise solution in those cases is not an option, i.e. the overruling of one party will definitely mean the destruction of the other.
Posted 4/17/11 , edited 4/17/11
I get it. Being courteous to everyone and not letting your mind speak for itself is a drag and honestly I'm super annoyed with acting for a long time. I hate acting in the first place. If I'm going to be cheerful to someone I don't like I'd rather let them know how they make me feel and then get on with my day.

Even then I would be respectful in my honesty. I can't debase or rather I don't like to cause indignation upon someone even if they're openly acting sordid. Sometimes you can't help that favored reaction.
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Posted 4/17/11
I don't think so.... but still, I only respect those who respects me.
Posted 4/17/11
The majority of people don't quite deserve my respect, because they are thralls of mdoern society that have allowed conformed and both established political and religious ideas to rule their lives. I personally find it disgusting, that people are fine with mediocrity.

My respect? Ultimately a good thing because while I may respect you, that won't stop me from kicking your ass from getting what I want. You have to be someone really important for me to really think twice about my own self-interest. To summarize, my respect doesn't affect my actions or goals. I can respect an ant for trying to get away from me, but that doesn't mean I will step over it because I respect it in some way.

To me, partiality and respect are seperate issues.
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Posted 4/17/11 , edited 4/17/11
You should have a basic respect for the rest of humanity. For example you respect them enough that you aren't going to kill them or beat them to a bloody pulp when ever you see someone you don't like for no reason other than "He/she looked at me funny". However anything above that basic respect for other people has to be earned somehow. Earning respect varies from person to person and you don't automatically get it because of who you are or what job you have. (Same goes for what you've bought or who you've slept with/how many)
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Posted 4/18/11
Respect and honesty, in my humble opinion, are the two best things you can give to someone who deserves it.
Posted 4/18/11
I have respect for people who like me for who I am, and I also have respect for people who have the guts to tell me that they don't. Because that is pure honesty and I respect that, better than speaking behind someone's back or being two faced.

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