I Believe That Both Trust And Respect Is Earned, Not Given

For everyone who believes that trust and respect should come the old fashioned way: earning it. 1,560 People

    As soon as you're born,

    I will treat you with a level of respect. There are different levels of respect, but I will treat you the way I want to be treated when I first meet you. As I get to know you, I will treat you better than I do everyone else. "Respect your elders" is something I hear from some...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    I completely agree. I'm tired of trusting

    people, just to get let down and hurt. I'm tired of respecting people who don't deserve it or who disrespect me. I have a policy I made for myself: I'll trust you until you show me otherwise - and usually it's hard for me to trust someone again after I've been betrayed, but it...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2015

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    rohanvirani rohanvirani
    31-35, M
    Jul 22, 2015

    I am 51 years old, my sons are 25

    and 22. Here's what I know. You are in the early stages of what is to come. My advice is to give a hug whenever possible, every day, even when your child makes it clear they think they are too big for a hug. Treasure each and every moment, each and every stage of growth...
    mozissmart mozissmart
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 17, 2016

    Once you were born, respect has already been

    given, but throughout life, you'll need to work so you can keep that respect, epecially as a still young teenager like myself.
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    16-17, M
    Nov 18, 2015

    Whenever I have my first day of school

    or even when I talk to most adults they not only ask for but even demand one thing. Do you know what that thing is? It's respect. Most people who say respect is earned either don't understand the term or negate it for adults. You see when I meet the teacher for the first time...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 9, 2014
    btiny13 btiny13
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2015
    Nano567 Nano567
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    Coupled with honesty

    and always doing what you agree to do with someone.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 3, 2016

    You know, I get that you were mad.

    I don't fully understand why, but I get it. What I don't understand is why you had to be as angry as you were when my parents were there too. Now I can't mention your name without my mother freaking out. "You just looked like a stalker." Do you have any idea how much that hurts...
    Xamad Xamad
    26-30, M
    Dec 14, 2013

    I treat ppl with common courtesy

    and my trust door is unlocked but I have to get to know you a bit before I can let you in.... And then there are those special ppl who just come on in like they are at home and we've known each other forever - I really like when I get to see those ppl even if it is only for a...
    tadmore254 tadmore254
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    they are not something

    that are just given out I'm nice and respectful to everyone but if you disrespect it I change quick I refuse to treat you unlike you feel I deserve to be treated
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 1, 2016
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Mar 14, 2015

    one sure can demand respect

    but it will be for a very short duration u need long lasting respect and trust ""EARN IT"
    romel4747 romel4747
    46-50, M
    Jan 22, 2015

    Mutual respect is given

    but from there it become respect Trust is different it's earned completely.
    cittykatluv cittykatluv
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2014

    This is exactly correct.

    In a world of entitlement and lofty self regard this is a lesson that needs to be taught. I as another human being owe you nothing but being polite and offering a modicum of courtesy when we meet. I expect you to come to know and respect me as we go along in our relationship...
    Maestrobiere Maestrobiere
    31-35, M
    Jan 2, 2016

    yes both earned and it takes time to earned,

    so we all have to try to know eachother first and than think about trusting
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 16, 2015

    Huge Necessity

    very high on the list of needed things, wether it be for a relationship or otherwise.
    zydeko zydeko
    18-21
    Aug 25, 2013

    I trust and respect everyone

    until they give me a reason not to.
    peritwinkle peritwinkle
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2016

    Age or station does not guarantee respect.

    And what is this don't judge me drivel? Do stupid things and I'll judge you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2016

    I don't really believe you should Earn respect

    first. Everyone you meet deserves to be treated with a high level of respect. Since It's a human right to be treated that way. But Trust is different . Having someone's Trust is a great privelidge to have but it has to be earned.
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 14, 2015
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