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)