"RESPECT IS EARNED, NOT GIVEN"
I saw this statement the other day and it made me think. After some consideration, I finally decided that I disagree. Respect must be given at some point, otherwise none of us would have it. We respect strangers, don't we? It's not some precious resource that we need to dole out in small portions. It seems like it these days, but we can always make more. Give your respect away freely! You may be surprised how much you get in return! Respect is infectious. Respect everybody, ESPECIALLY THE ONES WHO DON'T DESERVE IT!
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