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"You Earn Respect, It is Not A Right", Do You Agree Or Disagree?
Posted 1/18/15

Phersu wrote:

Five years of smoking has left my taste buds completely dead.


No wonder you can't believe it's not butter. You poor thing. Do you still know what butter is?
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Posted 1/18/15
I think the people with the Earn Respect mentality are usually less worth of respect, considering it's a form of prejudice.
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Posted 1/18/15

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No wonder you can't believe it's not butter. You poor thing. Do you still know what butter is?


Bu-tar?
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Posted 1/18/15

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I think the people with the Earn Respect mentality are usually less worth of respect, considering it's a form of prejudice.


I don't see how your prejudice is any different, tbh.
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Posted 1/18/15 , edited 1/18/15
Yeah, you're right that you should still be polite, but then you shouldnt really demand respect.

I guess it's a matter of like a "starting point" in respect and you have to earn "more" respect.
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Posted 1/18/15
2 types of respect. Earned respect and position respect.

People should respect the position of their leader's/bosses simply because they 'outrank' you and hold power. That doesn't mean that they are idols, that just means you respect the position they were entrusted with. You dont have to like them or anything, just comply with and be courteous to.

Earned respect is exactly what it sounds like and i wont elaborate.

Courtesy is something you should afford to everyone even if they dont afford it to you. But showing courtesy or being shown courtesy does not necessarily mean you are respected by that individual. I really could go on and on about this, but if you want to know more or know the difference then leadership books/blogs will go into good detail about all of that.
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Posted 1/18/15 , edited 1/18/15
I believe respect is earned but politeness and courtesy is a default you use until there comes a time when/if they're not applicable.
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I always assume people deserve respect until they prove otherwise. It's not something you have to earn, but it is something you can lose.

Either way I am courteous to everyone because that reflects on me, not others.
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Posted 1/18/15
I believe you should give everyone respect at first but after a while if they do something than it can be lost over a period of time. Basically respect everyone you meet initially but if they're shitty people than you don't owe them anything, especially not your respect.
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Personally, I am always respectful towards anybody, even if they aren't respectful towards me. But if people are disrespectful towards me, and are really pushing it, I will give them the equal amount of respect.

By pummeling their face.
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Posted 1/18/15


If only this was Yahoo answers, I would make this the "best answer"



I must agree that respecting everyone in a genuine manner, will lead to a better life. What I always tell myself is that no matter who you are, what you have, or where you come from, respect always follows. There will always be people who do not respect you or people who you feel that are not deserving of your respect, but you'll never know who those people may become along the line. If you choose to look down on others or continue to be a person people look down on, you may find yourself someday in the opposite position, so think of how they may feel or what may be causing them to act in the way that they are. Strive to be the better person because respect is something that will follow you for the rest of your life.
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Posted 1/18/15
The problem is that most of the people that want respect, don't actually want respect, they want fear.
They want you to do what they say and give them what they want without you getting anything in return. That's called fear.
Respect is earned and should be mutual. You can't respect someone that has no respect for you.

It not so much that there is a default level of respect anymore, its more that we owe everyone the chance to earn our respect. We shouldn't assume someone is beneath our respect due race/age/sex/sexuality/dress/attitude

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Posted 1/18/15
You earn respect. ? I mean we all played Grand Theft Auto 2 right ?,. Respect is everything. no ?
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Posted 1/18/15

kinga750 wrote:

I always assume people deserve respect until they prove otherwise. It's not something you have to earn, but it is something you can lose.

Either way I am courteous to everyone because that reflects on me, not others.


I like this answer. I think I will incorporate this answer into my own.

Although now I have to ask....can someone earn more respect? Or do they just maintain? Is respect something that can only be given "all at once or not at all"?

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Posted 1/18/15
As long as we're treated like human beings, We're all good.
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