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I Respect Everybody, Until They Show Me Otherwise

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    Respect And/or Trust

    I dislike the phrase "respect needs to be earned".  I hear people say it all the time, usually without thinking it through.   Whilst I can agree to a certain extent, I also believe that while you wait for someone to earn your respect you do not have the right to...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    Show Respect

    i always try to show people respect,especially when i first meet them.its like giving everyone a fair chance,if they take my respect for granted they certainly wont recieve it again.
    clayantony clayantony 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 14, 2010

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    I honestly don't care

    for religion nor do I care for your gender. The way you treat me and by your actions and personality is all that matter to me 🌺
    desi18 desi18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Step on my boundaries

    and you will get double as hard.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    The Most Respectful Person Is The Quiet Person

    Everyday, I see people kind to one another upfront and to each other's face. Behind each other's back, however, is a completely different story. All people ever seem to do is make fun of their friends, laugh at their beliefs, and take no interest in what they like. It sickens me...
    SilverSunset SilverSunset 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    I take my personal space quite seriously.

    And it's been on my mind a lot lately; so much so that I joked about it with a new EP friend today. The reason it's been on my mind so much is that it's been getting violated repeatedly. I'm currently living on an American university campus which means that concepts like...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    I like to think respect should be kept.

    You have my respect until you lose it. You have to work to keep it, so you basically earned it.
    BellaBeast BellaBeast 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Mutual Respect Is Required

    I truly believe that all people should be treated respectfully. However, I also believe in giving what I get. If someone acts disrespectful then I see no reason to continue to show them respect. I refuse to show respect to those that have no understanding of the concept.
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    I used to talk behind peoples backs all the

    time, but time has shown me that the phrase "what goes around, comes around" really is true. I do not call anyone ugly, or treat them with disrespect until they cross the line.
    hebrokemyheart99 hebrokemyheart99 13-15, F Jul 26

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    Old Fashioned

    I have old fashioned view points - I treat others the way I wish to be treated, I always have and I always will.. its about respect for self as much as its about respect for others, but that only holds true so long as you show me respect....
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    It's Not True

    I am sad to report that after some careful thought about the matter, i have concluded that i have still shown respect to many who have treated me with less. I guess i am not as much of an action/reaction person as i used to be. I would rather close my eyes, grab my own azz...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 15, 2010

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    Me Too

    Respect has to be earned by word and deed. Respect is a two-way thing. If someone behaves like a **** towards me or does or says something I do not agree with, the respect is lost and the person goes back to square one or off the board.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Mar 3, 2012

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    Everyone Is More Important Than I Am

    I always wanted to believe the best of people. I always wanted to give outcasts and oddballs the same respect and consideration that everyone else got. This seemed to make me the object of a young man's attention that was bipolar and didn't know it. He was obsessive-compulsive...
    cakpurposeful cakpurposeful 46-50, F 1 Response May 16, 2012

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    Why do young people have no respect

    for anyone? They use the "F" word like most people use the word "Hi". It's so disrespectful and it shows how uneducated this world really is!
    Kerry2014 Kerry2014 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I think everyone deserves a chance at being

    accepted as they are I treat everyone how I like to be treated myself
    woodyemma2013 woodyemma2013 31-35, F Feb 22

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    Respect

    Respect is so important - its a way of loving and caring. If we all respected each other there would be very few problems in the world. We are all human lets respect each other.
    liquidamber liquidamber 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Give People Respect Until.....

    i always give people respect at the start, and if they dont respect me in return, then i will not respect them!! thats just the way i work, and if anyone doesnt like it then tough, cos respect is a 2 way thing!!!
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 12, 2011

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    Humans Being

    We're all here because we're not all there.  Anyone's right can easily be someone else's wrong.  In reality, we have to coexist - there's no way around it.  Even if it means I have to let the lady that cut me off go without a colorful metaphor, or silently work for...
    usetheforceluke usetheforceluke 26-30, F Nov 18, 2009

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    I'm A Big Believer In Reciprocity

    Give me ****, and I will give you nothing but **** in return. I don't believe in secone chances, so if you **** me off right away, I'll never like you.
    wtfimik wtfimik 26-30, F Oct 4, 2012

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    That Old Saying...

    I've heard so many times: "I only show respect to people who earn it." But I feel that it should be the other way around- respect everyone until they give you a reason not to.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2010

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    That Is Just How I Was Raised...

    I was taught to respect everyone, my elders as well as people my own age.  And I always have until one day someone was very very rude to me.  I remember telling my mom about them, and she said, well fuuck them, if they can't show you any respect, there is no reason to...
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F 1 Response May 25, 2010

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    Which most do. Tyrant.

    No. Picky. No. Perfectionist. Not with people. So why. Because some sabotage goals. And being a jerk pays better. So me lets them go be jerks.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 27

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    You Reap What You Sow.

    It's that simple. Treat others as you want to be treated.
    Mismagius Mismagius 13-15, F Sep 27, 2013

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    I am very big on respect,

    honesty, and kindness. I hate it when people don't respect each other, I don't care if you know the person or not. What gives people the right to disrespect another person? Nothing. But, there is one thing. I will NOT respect someone who does not, will not, and will never...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I Don't Discriminate

    I try, you know? I don't descriminate based on gender, race, age. If you want my respect, you got it, untill you do something that shows me you do not deserve it.
    WinterPrincess21 WinterPrincess21 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2009

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    At school there's a girl

    who doesn't like me cuz I'm white and hang out with black ppl. I don't get why color matters but it does to her. So I would try to be nice to her but she keeps talking **** so when she try to fight me I broke her arm. Never think white ppl can't fight. Color does not matter.
    XFallinAngelX XFallinAngelX 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Sense Of Self Entitlement

    Sense of self entitlement is a trigger..my tolerance and patience levels both disappear when dealing with others that seem to have blinders on to those around them..for the longest time, too much emphasis has been focused on the programmed perceptions of society and where we fit...
    Liacent Liacent 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    OMG I swear boys need to be taught respect

    now a days. While on vacation we went to get in a public pool at the condo we were staying at, well let's just say we got our point across about respect after being disrespected by a few guys.
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    To Earn Respect From Others, You Must Respect Yourself.

    I always respect people in the beginning of a relationship/friendship/work experience. What determines whether I continue respecting them is their respect towards me, and also their self respect. If you disrespect me enough that I feel like talking to you is a waste of my time...
    MissLefroy MissLefroy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2011

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    A Little Respect Goes A Long Way; A Lack Of Respect Is A Short Trip.

    As I sit down to write this story, I'm not really sure what its title should be or what group it should go in. I'm sure there are many experience groups on here declaring for all the world that guys are jerks and based on how I'm feeling right now, one of those might be the...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    The Neighbors Beside Me

    i'm sitting here in my bed, t.v. turned down listening to the @ss-hole neighbor yelling at his live in girlfriend. it scares me to death. i sit here shaking, with tears running down my face because i have been there. and she, like i, refuses help. i have tried in little ways. i...
    SweetKiester SweetKiester 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    I respect everyone until disrespected,

    I will respect you until u disrespect me
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M Aug 27

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    A Two Way Street

    I will respect and be curtious to anyone, unless they show me they simpley don't deserv my kindness. Which they can do my doing many things like lieing, being mean (In the not funny way) makng fun of OTHER people. Ugh. Hate that so much. I know so many guys who make fun of girls...
    KatMarston KatMarston 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    A Two Way Street

    I will respect and be curtious to anyone, unless they show me they simpley don't deserv my kindness. Which they can do my doing many things like lieing, being mean (In the not funny way) makng fun of OTHER people. Ugh. Hate that so much. I know so many guys who make fun of girls...
    KatMarston KatMarston 18-21, F Feb 1, 2010

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    I respect this man, he is my coach( one of my

    coach) I feel really bad. I accidentally gave him attitude. This is how it went I asked him how much we need to do, he said 5, but if you are tired then do 4. I then said then I'll just do 5, but in a very rude way. Now I have guilt and I just want to say sorry but maybe he didn...
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Respect

    I believe everyone deserves the respect that you would expect your mother or father to get. If we all loose respect for each other what would the world be like? It's bad enough as it is. There are some people who are just ignorant but I do try to still treat them with respect...
    monicaxox monicaxox 26-30, F Nov 5, 2009

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    Individual

    Everyone is intitled to their own opinion/identity, but people should respect everyone else. That includes letting people make their own decisions and not enforcing anything on anyone.
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Nov 1, 2012

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    To Earn Respect Is Easy!

    Respect is something that has to be earned. My Father Never did earn my Respect;  How can I Respect someone when you know That what they are doing is very wrong.  People Will Respect You For Being Who You Are; I Will Give You All The ...
    kapture kapture 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 8, 2009

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    I show love and respect to all,

    but when you come I to my work making fun of someone because they have Down syndrome, I'll straight up rip you a new *******. Some people need to seriously learn some damn respect.
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M Aug 14

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    Body

    The naked body is lovely And can be an advertising strategy However, do remember, the time and place to deliver or remove the lace satin, cotton, whatever, is discretion, Sure, be bold! even control the selected audience But always the difference between good taste and a nippy...
    HOOD70224 HOOD70224 26-30, M Mar 23, 2011

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    Is It So Hard?

    I know people like myself, that gives a person respect from the start are a rarity...  I'm glad to see there are others the same.  I've never understood those that say you have to earn respect, and why they think they're so important to be able to sit and pass judgement...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2009

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    Why are we always told to respect elders? Apparently, that is one of the "golden rules" that kids are taught in the younger years. I remember being told this all the time. It was...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Most who are older are jerks too. Some aint. Blue collar has best bipeds. But respect is earned. And few realize that. Society let them think its seniority. But...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 19

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    Just like wise comedians. Women are awesome. Until they act like men.
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    I try my best to always respect what people believe. It doesnt mean i agree with you or will be following your way, and id even like to tell you about what i believe if youll hear...
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