It’s ironic that sometimes the more chances you give the more respect you lose. Your standards begin to be ignored when you let people get comfortable in knowing that another chance will always exist. They start to depend on your forgiveness.
While kindness is a trait that we want to give (and receive), giving it is often mistaken for weakness. People tend to abuse the kindness and forgiveness. It erodes the core of love, and respect. When kindness is abused, respect is lost.
All respect is earned. No one receives it or deserves it laid out on a silver platter. Our integrity speaks highly of the kind of respect we deserve.
Respect is learned as a child. It’s otherwise known as breeding. There’s an interesting post in Pinterest and I’m sharing that with you.
I was raised to show respect. I was taught to knock before I open a door.
Say hello when I enter a room. Say please and thank you, and have respect for my elders.
I’d let another person have my seat if they need it.
Say ‘yes sir’ and ‘no sir’, and help others when they need me to, and not stand on the sidelines and watch.
Hold the door for the person behind me, say “excuse me” when it’s needed.
To love people for who they are and not for what I can get from them.
Most importantly, I was raised to treat people exactly how I would like to be treated by others.
It’s called respect.