Why Is Respect Important

Why is respect important? This is the topic of this post, which is an important thing. Respect is very important and good thing to act upon. 

Firstly, What is respect?

  • We can say it is how you treat others well. Respect requires listening for what others want to say and try to understand them. Respect requires caring for others too. It also requires showing a gratitude for others and being thankful for the ones who are doing something for you or doing some service for you.
  • Respect can never be exclusive to one profession or one type of service. We must respect all people whatever their work was. 
  • There should be no profession that needs special respect. Somehow, we think that some profession like judges requires a little more respect and that isn’t true. This is hypocrisy.

respect is the ultimate currency

 

Why is respect important?

  • There is one main reason for that in my opinion and that is I want others to respect me and I should treat others the way I want them to treat me.
  • So, we must respect all other people. However, it gets difficult sometimes 🙂
  • It isn’t smart or wise to respect a racial or a stupid. However, we must respect their humanity and we can disrespect their racial and stupid talks and ideas all the way. 
  • When someone says a racial or a stupid thing I will try hard to respect him, but I won’t respect his word. And I should make him feel that I have respect for him. 
  • The absence of respect makes us nervous. When someone disrespects us, we mostly get angry and nervous which can make us do wrong actions or say bad words that we might regret. So, we should always be respectful to others

treat people that way you want them to treat you

 

Respect and fear

  • There is a big difference between respect and fear. If my son respects me he will tell me when he does something wrong and he won’t if he fears me. Fear can trigger lying and hide a truth, respect doesn’t.
  • Fear makes us want to avoid. Respect will make us engage.
  • If I fear someone I won’t sit and chat with him. I might even hate him, but can’t say it in his face because he will hit me with the nearest object his hand can hold 🙂
  • I would like to set and chat for a long time with the ones I respect.

 

Quotes about respect

  • “Only those who respect the personality of others can be of real use to them” Albert Schweitzer
  • “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me . . . All I ask is that you respect me as a human being” Jackie Robinson
  • “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” – Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird “a great novel by the way”
  • “Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear” Albert Camus
  • “A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they’re really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others” Jena Malone

Hope this was interesting

11 thoughts on “Why Is Respect Important

  • September 15, 2015 at 10:39 pm
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    Great post! I agree with fear being separate from respect. Respect is earned, artificial respect is forcefully taken.

    Respect for humanity can help society rise above the hate and bigotry. People need to learn to respect (or at least acknowledge) other people’s opinions without forcing them to accept their own opinions. I know it’s hard, but I think it can be done. However, I do not respect opinions that are used to discriminate against me or others. I’ll respect their right to have these opinions, but I won’t respect their “right” to enforce them.

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    • September 15, 2015 at 10:41 pm
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      Great words, Alec

      Liked your word “artificial respect” It described it well.

      Thanks

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  • September 15, 2015 at 11:07 pm
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    Interesting post. I must say in our day and age, people are not taught how to respect each other. I like how you said respect requires listening to what others have to say. I also like how you said respect is treating people how you would want to be treated. Great article, keep up the good work!

    Bryan-

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    • September 16, 2015 at 2:33 am
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      Glad 🙂 you like it. Respect is very important.

      Thanks, Bryan

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  • September 16, 2015 at 6:28 am
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    great articles, thank you . sometimes i get angry at work, seems getting respect is a way better than just get angry

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    • September 16, 2015 at 6:11 pm
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      We aren’t perfect and we will get angry sometimes. Respect will make it hard to be angry.

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  • September 19, 2015 at 2:33 am
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    Hello, Mahmood. Wise words for sure! I was born in the South US and was taught to respect everyone. That was back in 1952 and generations have changed. I noticed that all parents do not teach their children respect which is a shame. And I didn’t dare talk back to my folks the way some kids do if I did I would be backhanded from my Mom. I guess now that would be considered child abuse. Boy, how times have changed. Great article!

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    • September 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm
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      We shouldn’t let time or majority control us. We should behave separately with what we think right, not just like what others are doing. But, it is very difficult to do and it will make us look weird.
      Sometimes, I get lost and don’t know how to behave. I don’t know if I should act as I see right or just satisfy others. There is still a road to walk and be a better person.
      Thanks for your comment

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  • December 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm
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    I liked this article.

    It gives a good overview and insight on what respect actually means when it comes to day to day living.

    It seems to me that in many cases the demand for respect that some people display often comes from fear and a desire to protect and inflate the ego.

    I loved the quotes as well, especially the Camus quote.

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  • June 29, 2016 at 7:04 pm
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    Thanks for your insight! I believe that everybody deserves respect just for being human. Sometimes, however, it is mistaken for fear or distance, just as you have written. I wish people respected each other regardless of their religions, race or sexual preferences. Unfortunately, this world is going nuts… So much hatred.

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    • July 1, 2016 at 4:09 am
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      Yes, so much hatred. I wish hatred never existed.

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