Although respect is an overall evaluation we give to others, we must respect others. We don’t have to agree, but it is important we are respectful.
Uniquely, we are different and individual. Most of us will have a moral compass guided by our own values, but that doesn’t mean others will be guided by our standards. Although respect is not a given, it’s not for us, to comment or pass an opinion, unless someone has done something to us and we have reason to.
When we withhold respect, we are implying others are not worthy of our respect and that triggers a decline and a response. Once you start to believe anyone is unworthy of respect, you open the floodgates to abuse.
But respect is important because it’s the glue that holds family, friendships, and society together. Respect teaches us to respect others. Having and receiving respect, helps us express ourselves and helps us feel safe.
When you follow the universal rules of the road, regardless of how others behave towards you, you must still give respect to others. Just know their actions are a conversation with the universe and nothing to do with you.
Whatever someone does they are accountable to themselves and the universe. Yes, we mustn’t forget about the universe. Respecting others is the universal way.