Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Respect:

I am not sure what "respect" means beyond and above "fear". I respect people or situations mostly out of fear of hurting or losing them, or fear of more direct consequences. Is there any other form of respect that I am missing?

OK, I guess respect can also come out of habit, a large part of what we call social manners are what we have learned to do and we do not change a habit unless there is a very compelling reason to do so.

2 comments:

  1. I used to hate when I was told I'm not respectful because I felt the source was fear and in fact in many occasions it is. However, I think if one passes that stage, another source of respect would come out and it is the respect out of love.

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  2. They said: it is not to be found, we have already searched

    He said: I dream of the thing that cannot be found

    Kind of irrelevant :) but I am not at the stage you are describing ...

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