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I Respect My Elders

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    It's Part Of Basic Manners

    At least I think that it should be part of your basic manners, respecting your elders is without a doubt something that everyone should practice. Without them we wouldn't be where we are today, they've sacrificed so much for us and they do deserve their respect. It's from our...
    rajiv123 rajiv123 22-25, M Mar 2, 2011

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    I Love the Elderly

    i have always loved them  my mom said  when i was a little girl i would sneak out of the house and she would get all scared searching everywhere for me anbd would find me at my best friends house a 85 year old woman that taught me alot   she would teach me...
    gloriajean238509 gloriajean238509 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2009

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    But Not Unconditionally. ...

    but not unconditionally. i mean, there are some that are just plain mean and rude!
    vanillaflame vanillaflame 31-35, F Aug 15, 2007

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    I Am 63 Years Old and Listen A...

    I am 63 years old and listen and try to learn from my elders. If you are teachable, you will learn
    mother mother 61-65, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    For the Most Part, Yes.&nbs...

    For the most part, yes.  However, I no longer assume that people older than me are worthy of respect simply due to their age.  I have a coworker who is 70 if she's a day.  She NEEDS to hurry up and DIE already or retire.  She's cranky, has the thickest...
    pinkdragonrider pinkdragonrider 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    4 Words

    i love the elderly.
    inquisitiveme inquisitiveme 26-30, F May 28, 2008

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    I Admire Most Old People

    Old people, like at least 70's or more have seen a lot if you really think about. Some people have hit the world record and have made it over 100. Can you imagine seeing the world in over a century?! It must be amazing. Old people can be hilarious too sometimes, I own a lot of...
    HaleyBloodRedRose1995 HaleyBloodRedRose1995 18-21, F May 5, 2011

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    Love Them

    they have a wisdom that only comes with age.i love listening to them talk about there life.it is truely wonderfull.sure,not all stories have a happy ending,but when in life do they?i help them any way i can.i found just being there is enough.
    mamaslittlebaby mamaslittlebaby 18-21, M Mar 12, 2009

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    It Depends On The Elder

    I don't believe in respecting someone mainly because they're my elder. I know some elders who are just nasty and rude. But I do know some elders who are friendly, nice and pleasant. I only respect the latter. Respect is earned.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Mar 26, 2011

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    I respect most of my elders. Some don't deserve respect as an individual.
    zeus77 zeus77 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 15, 2007

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    I Am My Elder and Do Have a Lo...

    I am my elder and do have a lot of respect for me. It actually came with age.
    sweetd sweetd 56-60, F Aug 16, 2007

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    Americans Should Respect Their Elders More

    I agree.  However, I am disheartened that more Americans do not respect their elders.  We should all be looking forward to getting older, because with age, we all know comes wisdom.  I look up to some other cultures for the way they treat their elderly. ...
    luckygurl777 luckygurl777 41-45, F 3 Responses May 6, 2007

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    I Will Always Respect My Elders

    I grew up respecting my elders. I have never talked back or been rude to any of my elders. I will always treat them with respect it is the way I have been raised. I will lisen to what they have to say & take there words with considuration. The way I look at it, is I...
    Mel559 Mel559 18-21, F Jun 30, 2009

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    I Respect !

    I can honestly say I do respect my elders, I love the older generation. I think most kids and teenagers dont give enough respect these days and it makes me angry to think about this. Especially when most of them wouldnt even be here If It wasnt for them fighting in the wars...
    teddypompom teddypompom 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    I Respect Most of My Elders. ...

    I respect most of my elders. It is just the dirty old men (the ones that like to pinch or grab a handful of boob) that I don't respect.
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2007

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    I respect not only my elders,

    but my youngers too. It's a good way of showing youngers that respect should be given to all, not just adults. However I believe respect is earned, so if you treat me nice, I'll treat you nice. If you're rude I will ignore you, 'cause ain't nobody got time fo dat!
    ConcealedWildheart ConcealedWildheart 13-15 Aug 16, 2014

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    Very Much

    They've been there, done that. I haven't. End of story, right? But really, I am shocked when I hear someone my age being rude to a parent, or a friend's parent. It just seems horrible to disrespect someone who is older than me, or my friends.
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    Older People Deserve Respect

    I believe my elders deserve respect as they to me have built the foundations of the country in the sense that they have lived longer than me and have earned the right to be treated decently and very well. I have a lot of respect for them as i always get on so well with older...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7, 2012

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    A Tribute

    Do Tell Noble Spirit Those lines that serve to hold you in A noble spirit's wrinkled skin Engraved a dignity so deeply sunk in Upon the cover wearing thin. Emotion in motion of a thousand yesturdays Gently crinkle upon the page So novel is the coming of age A...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 2 Responses May 26, 2012

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    I Respect My Elders

    I always respect my elders. I have many elders in my life. All of them are in China, and they are amazing. Their hands and skin may be wrinkly, but I understand them. They may be growing older, but I can't do anything that will cause them pain.I will help elders cross the street...
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M Jan 17, 2010

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    We Need To Take Care Of Our Elders

    I have always good relation with my elders, even better then my relation with my parents. my gram father is very accepting person and I learned a lot from her This is the first time she is sick and need my help I actually felt really lucky that I can some how repay her...
    Crona Crona 22-25 Apr 17, 2010

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    Showing respect towards others is always important to me. But having respect for yourself is more important. If you don't have self respect, or lack of it, how are you going to...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    If your beliefs earn the respect that you desire for them, then I will respect them. Damaging beliefs will not be respected. Beliefs are just that: beliefs. There is nothing that...
    TooInnocent333 TooInnocent333 26-30, M Jan 2

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    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...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    You have to have respect for yourself... You should never let anyone treat you like your worthless... Know your self worth... That doesn't mean act conceited... That means have...
    QuietWriter QuietWriter 70+, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Yeah, and by "You" I mean everyone even those who disrespect me, I respect them considering that maybe they didn't mean it or they have an excuse, but surely I take that for a...
    JustCallMeDude JustCallMeDude 18-21, M Jan 24

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    Respect is a huge thing. Yesterday at work, my boss showed us a video about these little boys and how they reacted to what the camera man would tell them to do to this little girl...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 8

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    So wow, I'm Christian and I respect an atheists beliefs the whole time we speak, but they keep bashing what I believe in the whole time.. or they try to go behind my back after...
    FortyTheRapper FortyTheRapper 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    So many men do not respect women. It is my opinion that if they were raised by a strong spanking woman they would have learned to respect their women. In many cases even after...
    dav1957 dav1957 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I absolutely have to be honesty and admit that is the main reason that I fell for Mark. He was always so respectful of me. In high school we sat together in study hall and he...
    Raven57 Raven57 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I think we all know the reasons why kids should show respect. But what I want to say is also that adults should also act that they deserve the respect. A grown up should behave...
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Exactly. I am getting sick and tired of treating people with respect, treating them nicely, always being their for people, giving them my time, and being a good friend, just for...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    I will respect you and I will let you even vent to me but the first time you show that you won't give me the same respect I'm done with you
    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M Jan 12

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    I feel ever be should respect each other but only if said person has earned respect.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Its sad to hear women not being respected here ..IF ONLY GUYS CONTROLLED THEMSELVES A BIT MORE ...they would realise that women are more than willing to be with them for whatever...
    romel4747 romel4747 41-45, M Jan 21

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    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 41-45, M Jan 22

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    i admire a man is will call me beautiful, instead of sexy... who respects me in every way and respects others as well :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 23

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    I love being a father but hate being a stepdad. I realized too late I'll never be an equal in my own family, All I ask is the same respect I give to them: put away my things when...
    SlotFixr SlotFixr 46-50, M Jan 23

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    I believe self respect involves many aspects of kindness. You must be a kind person to actually have self respect, because the way you treat people is fundamental to how you see...
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    If you work in this profession, have aspirations to do so, or respect law enforcement, you need to read this: http://policelivesmatter2014.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/dear-officer-i...
    thx10050 thx10050 31-35, M Jan 2

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    I had a high school sweetheart, we had our ups and downs.We always thought we were gonna have kids and get married the whole 9.But I was young and I did what young guys did.Cheated...
    Mardiez Mardiez 18-21, M Jan 4

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    When you're talking about religions. Just try to be as nice as possible. You know it's a sensitive topic. Some might not think of it that way but keep away all the sarcasms...
    nonymousee nonymousee 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Awesome...I was raised to believe in child sacrifice.Finally, I have found a place were these beliefs can be respected.
    ianrockwell ianrockwell 41-45, M Jan 7

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    I find respect in people who aren't afraid of honesty. Saying exactly what's on your mind confidently enough to laugh when you think it's funny and let the emotion take place in...
    djgirl9 djgirl9 16-17, F Jan 8

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    Grew up with lots of great aunts and uncles. So we were taught to be thoughtful and respectful to everybody.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 9

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    I live with a very religious family (Christian Catholic). But i made my choice to become an atheist and my brother did as well. We dont have the strength to tell our family because...
    JustSomeGirl16 JustSomeGirl16 18-21, F Jan 9

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    TO ALL YOU CLASSY WOMEN OUT THERE!!! RESPECT!!! 👍
    KenjaminL KenjaminL 18-21, M Jan 10

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