Monday, October 19, 2020

Demands for Respect are Rarely Heeded

Demanding respect from others rarely brings about the desired result.  Generally, true respect is earned, not demanded.  Consequently, respect cannot merely be demanded or brought about through strong-arm tactics.  

To make such demands or attempts to intimidate others for any desired respect may cause others to fear the one making the demands – that is, if such demands do not merely result in ridicule.  While many of a diminished mental capacity may believe that fear equates to respect, fear is not respect.  If anything, fear more likely breeds a lack of personal respect.  Respect is earned through actions worthy of it, not through intimidation techniques or screaming for others to give respect.    

AVT (October 2020)

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