The word respect is one that has been used, abused, and misused for generations. Many of us crave respect that we often seek to obtain by “force”. I have always believed that in order to obtain something we must first have a clear understanding of what it is or in this case what it means.
In a nutshell, “respect is how you feel about someone. Having respect for someone means you think good things about who a person is or how he or she acts. You can have respect for others, and you can have respect for yourself. Showing respect to someone means you act in a way that shows you care about their feelings and well-being.” It is thinking and acting in a positive way about yourself or others and in a way that shows others you care about their feelings and their well-being.
Showing respect for others doesn’t include things like name calling, cyber bullying, starting and or spreading rumours or sending a barrage of hurtful messages to that person’s mobile phone. The fashion of discrediting and shaming individuals online has taken an even more frightening route this year and it is moving at a pace that is truly frightening. No more are person’s willing to vent their frustrations to a friend, family member or counsellor.The new psychiatrist is social media and with that comes photos and words that would make the world’s hardcore criminals cringe.
The saddest part of it all is that the people doing the shaming sometimes have no bona fide reason to and they are the ones who will quickly demand that their rights be respected. But readers, let’s be honest with ourselves here.Can anyone respect someone who is disrespectful to their peers? Of course not! You can’t expect persons to hold you in the highest regard if you have no morals whatsoever.
‘Morals’ is a word I believe goes hand in hand with earning respect form anyone. Lifehack.org tell us that many people overlook this important little piece of advice. What do you believe in? What’s important to you? What do you stand for? What makes you mad and want to change the world? These kinds of questions will get you to the core of your own personal moral code. Figure it out and share it with the world in small amounts. All the great leaders of the world had a clear moral code.
Instead of being one who demotivates, be someone who will inspire others! This can be done by talking to others about your passions and goals without holding back. You can be inspiring by endlessly encouraging others to follow their dreams, goals, and visions, and showing that you have faith in them. You’re not much of a talker? Then go ahead and start tweeting, updating your Facebook status or even using snapchat to get your message across.
This weekend make the pledge to become a motivator and I guarantee you that the respect you’re looking for will find you.
Have a great weekend ya’ll and God bless.