Informal Observations On The Principles of Respect

Someone really famous once said, “Follow me”.

I have had the experience of two kinds of respect. Respect earned by fear, and respect earned by demonstration. I know the difference between the two because I know how I feel like as a giver and a receiver of both kinds of respect. I have learned from experience that it’s far better to demonstrate respect than to demand it.

I have been on the receiving end of demands for respect. My father demanded respect. His demand for respect was backed up…