- A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. This means respect to be kind to your fellow mate and buddy. Don’t just make fun of them because they different from you. Each of us in unique in a certain way. We respect people to get respect back and be able to do good in the world. Respect is a strong work for kindness and good. This helps our world to be a better place to live in.
- Respect is a basic moral value or need which makes us aware that we are human beings not wild animals.
So we should respect others and should be respected by others to prove our humane identity among all other creatures present on this earth. The awareness about respect must be instilled in every human being from his childhood whether he belongs to a lower social class or an aristocratic section of society. Respecting your parents, teachers and elders is the main step towards teaching the meaning and importance of respect in our life.
Respecting others is a silent way to express our feeling for them. It’s an unspoken way of communication which build unshaken and strong relations between people respecting each other. When a person shows respect for someone, then it means that the person have some value for him. His advices and suggestions are important for him.
Some people, particularly younger generation, thinks that showing respect to someone means that you are degrading yourself. They take respect as a sign of weakness or inferiority which could harm one’s self respect. But it is absolutely wrong concept about the basic trait or emotion which makes us a real human being.
Another way of understanding that respect important is to imagine a world without respect. Think
if nobody have respect for others views and thinking, regarding every aspect of life, and try to impose his own will then what would be the situation.
Certainly we will stop tolerating each other completely and will become absolutely selfish in our thoughts and deeds which is actual moral degradation. We will start slipping towards immoral actions which leave no room for existing human civilization. In short if respect is taken out of human values then there is almost no difference between a human being and a beast left, other than physical appearances.
So respect others and make them to respect you through you respected and polished manners. Don’t forget to distinguish between respect and flattering as respect makes you a human being of higher moral value while flattering makes you a degraded person with no self respect at all.
- Respect surely can improve a positive outcome from any interaction and that is proven. While every other person doesn’t expect to be respected…but with respect clearly we can reduce the distraction/confusion in minds of people to respond to us back or no positively.
Why we should show respect –
A. At a group level : We have developed diverse cultures / traditions / habits across the world and communities. Those are like standard templates. With respect we get an opportunity to bolster relationship across different standards – as what is needed when two different cultures come together is – Tolerance to each others perceived mistakes. And with respect we can increase that tolerance
B. At an individual level : Every human being has something called Ego. A collective feeling that I am this and I am proud of my this etc., the primary /formal protocol to handle this Ego is with Respect. Sure in course of time opinions differ, and people may hate each other for expressions and actions..but the primary expression that make a first reasonable expression would be of respect
C. At a spirit level : Clearly ancients highlighted how important every “life” and even “non-living” is….and unless we give respect we don’t have a right to take respect ! It is a bi-directional flow of cosmic energy….which may be they are symbolically hinting us….to focus on.