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July 11, 2012
by: Daryl Morris

Respect Is Not An Accumulation Of Years

Just like anything else in the world, respect doesn't come for free.

It's something that's earned. It's not a given because of your experience or age.

It's not something that can be demanded of people.

You could be an expert, a genius, know everything there is to know --- and sure, that's impressive and admirable --- but your attitude could ruin it all.

People get taken for granted.

There's always a little guy, someone who is where you might have been last week, last year, or 25 years ago.

But that doesn't mean you treat them with less respect than what you think you've accumulated in your age.

However you treat them, only expect that same level of respect in return. No more.

If you're going to draw a line on what is respectful, you better make sure you're standing on the same side you preach from.

Don't belittle people older or younger than you because they weren't around for something, are the opposite gender, or might have different interests or views.

Maybe you still have something to learn.

Respect is a mirror. Look into it and it will reflect what you show it.

The thing is, it's so easy to have respect from the start.

But if you're going to be the one to slowly chip away at that mutual respect, don't be surprised when you receive the same treatment in return.

From Where I Sit, I'm Daryl Morris.

 

From Where I Sit is on 560 CFOS Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7:08 am and 5:08 pm

Posted: 2012-07-11 06:54:24

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