My grandparents’ generation had it in abundance. My generation also had its fair share. From a very early age, although I wasn’t consciously aware that I had respect, that is exactly what I had. It was part of me.
Respect is a little word with big implications if used in its rightful context. I don’t know whether it’s just me, but the old-fashioned values seem to be a thing of the past with new generations who simply choose to follow their own rules.
Society seems to have gone the same way. We would have more time for each other, would understand each other better and would feel less intimated by how others react, choose to behave and how they make us feel. The world would function better.
Respect is a critical part of maintaining inter-personal relationships. It’s important we respect other people’s efforts, opinions and abilities, even if we don’t or can’t always agree. For those of us who still continue to instill and use respect, never give up. I believe things come full circle as long as the foundations have been put in place.
It is said that good things come to those who wait. Often it takes for it to work its way through, but eventually I believe it does.