What is respect?

Ask this to a crowd and most people won’t be able to define it.

However, they expect respect and demand you deal with them with respect.

Hence the confusion in our world….a lot of people wanting respect and being respected, and yet most people don’t even know what respect is.  If you want a jelly doughnut, you would have to know what a jelly doughnut is…same thing.

We must earn respect.

We must give respect.

We must be respectful.

How!!!!!????  if we don’t know what it is?

The Golden rule is: Treat others as you want to be treated.

If we use this as the definition of respect, a person who wants to be hit will hit you to be treated the same way.   **Epic Fail*

We change this around a bit, and we have an answer:

Treat others the way they want to be treated, as long as there is no violence.

That would require people to talk and ask how others want to be treated.  So, this is respect…. asking them how they want to be treated and then treating them in a nonviolent way.

Opt 4 being respectful.

Opt 4 demanding respect.

Opt 4 treating yourself and others the way they want to be treated.

Opt 4 opening the lines of communication to understand how to treat others.

Opt 4 respect and communication.