Which came first, the chicken or respect?
What do I do when I don’t feel respected? Do I demand respect? Do I withhold respect in return for the disrespect I feel? There is a lot of talk about how respect is earned. If someone hasn’t earned my respect, do I still have a responsibility to earn their respect? Does disrespectful behavior eliminate my responsibility to earn that respect? What if I am being disrespected because I haven’t earned the allegedly disrespectful person’s respect? How can that be? I am worthy of respect, so doesn’t it stand to reason that those that don’t respect me must be disrespectful of those that deserve respect. Right? Wait…? Maybe I should just be respectful.