Posts Tagged ‘Respect’

 

We all want to be treated with respect don’t we. How we treat others can often influence how others treat us. So make sure you treat others the way you want others to treat you…lead the way.

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There are many people in the world who believe that all their problems would be solved if they had money, because money is the answer to everything. I find that quite sad, as while having some money can provide us the food and shelter we need to survive, it cannot provide us with the personal characteristics we want to possess.

So here are 10 things money cannot buy which I believe are characteristics we should all strive to possess:

  • Love
  • Faith
  • Character
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Trust
  • Common sense
  • Respect
  • Wisdom
  • Peace

Has your money bought you everything you want? Has it helped you be the person you want to be?

Don’t let money be the be all and end all of everything you try to achieve, because ultimately it cannot help you find love, grow your faith, build character or integrity, be compassionate, be trustworthy, have common sense, show respect or wisdom, or live in peace.

 

A little while ago, someone  told I didn’t show respect to someone. What that person seemed to forget is that respect is not something that can automatically be acquired, it’s something you must earn!

I was not aware of having said or done anything wrong, and was deeply hurt and upset, to be accused of being disrespectful to someone simply because I showed concern for one of my family member. To me that is disrespectful, not taking a phone call from a family member who was attending the hospital!

Anyway, rant over, now to consider the whole issue of respect!

So what is respect?

  • to have an attitude of esteem towards; show or have respect for to respect one’s elders;
  • to pay proper attention to;
  • to show consideration for; treat courteously or kindly;
It’s all well and good to say you pay proper attention to someone, but that is really only part of the story isn’t it! Respect is a two-way thing, after all, how can you respect someone if they show no regard for you or your family and friends? If someone shows no compassion or concern for you or the things that are important to you, it makes it very difficult for you to respect them.
Respect is something I guess we all want from others, so to enable that to happen, make sure you show compassion, care and concern for your fellow human beings. Then and only then are others likely to show you respect!

Having watched and listened to a lot of coverage of the riots in England in the last few days, I’ve come to the conclusion that many youngsters, and in some cases, their parents, just do not understand the meaning of the word respect.

I’ve heard several interviews where individuals have said they were upset that “the police and politicians don’t respect them”! What was obvious from what these people were saying was that they did not comprehend that respect is something they must earn, not something you should automatically gain.

Here are some definitions of respect that I’ve found in various dictionaries:

  • the condition of being honored
  • an attitude of admiration or esteem
  • a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
  • behavior intended to please your parents
  • a feeling of friendship and esteem
  • courteous regard for people’s feelings
  • regard highly; think much of

How can people expect to be respected if they don’t treat other people, their property’s and their belonging, with respect!

I really don’t want to get into the whole discussion about why the recent riots took place, but I feel I had to mention the lack of respect that has been shown by so many. Many were youngsters who obviously had never been taught how to respect and treat others or their belongings. That really saddened and upset me, as it just seems to show how much the world and the way families and communities interact these days has broken down over the past few years.

Come folks, let’s get back to basics and teach our children right from wrong, respect from disregard…