I know. I’m an asshole. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not the only one who’s doing this. I’m just a dick.
We’re all douches and dickheads, right? We’re not perfect, but we’re not the perfect ones either. That doesn’t mean we should stop trying to be better, however. We should try to make the best of it. We should also try to not be jerks.
We shouldn’t be. We should do our best to be the best people we can be and we should try to do the best we can to make our lives better. We should try to treat people with respect. We should not treat people with respect. We should always be willing to try to be better and we should try to treat people with respect. We should always try to be the best version of us that we can be.
Respect is important when you’re with your friends. When you’re with your family. When you’re with your pets. When you’re with your friends you have to respect that you can’t be just a regular person and that you will likely have to make some decisions that will affect the rest of your life. Respect is one of those decisions that can be difficult to make, so we can’t expect a lot of respect from anyone but ourselves.
As always, the best way to respect someone is to show them that they deserve it. There is no way to respect someone else without respecting yourself. Whether we are friends or family, a child or an adult, we all try to make the best decisions for ourselves, and when that is not possible, we try to show respect for the very thought that we are not so perfect. Respect is an important cornerstone of how we treat one another and how we treat the world around us.
That’s it in a nutshell.
We may have the most rigid social expectations, but respect is something that even a child can learn. Children are often taught to respect their elders, but that is not always the case. As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, it is hard to teach respect to someone we don’t recognize, and it can be difficult to teach it to someone who doesn’t know you. That is just something you have to work through by yourself.
We as humans are wired to respect and treat others as an extension of ourselves. These qualities are hard to teach, and it is not something we as children ever learn very well. This is why it is so important to spend time with kids that you are teaching respect and making friends with them. Having these friends will help you develop self-awareness and understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses.
Sure, being rude is a bad thing, but being rude to a stranger is a bad thing? It is like having someone knock on your door wearing sunglasses, asking for a date. It is rude and I can’t help you, so I won’t.