What is ‘RESPECT’? Why about ‘respect’?

After Cambridge definition[1]: It is an “[…] admiration felt or shown for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities” or a “[…] politeness, honour, and care shown towards someone or something that is considered important” or  “[…] a feeling that something is right or important and you should not attempt to change it or harm it” and “[…] the feeling you show when you accept that different customs or cultures are different from your own and behave towards them in a way that would not cause offence.”

That’s why it is absolutely fascinating. When I was little my parents always told me: “You must have respect!” But they never explained! It is such a wide field and still so important. Especially in this confusing time of mixed up cultures, bombarding news (mostly negative) and social media and fast pasting life.

Respect begins with our values and acceptance and even pushes into the field of admiration. It stretches into every aspect of our life: family, friends, partnership, education, community, environment, nature, elders, learning, communication, etc. It is the basement for every rule, regulation and law – for every moral thought. And most of all it starts with us – in our centre, with self-reflection and loving who we are.

[1] http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/respect

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