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I Respect My Elders

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    4 Words

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

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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 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 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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    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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    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

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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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    I repsect my elders because they deserved it.

    Many of them wintessed so many things and have a lot of expericene and also did a lot when they were young. That is why many of them are smarter then the younger people. For that they deserved repsect exspecially now they are old and weaker but still have so much knowledge.
    Jennyred Jennyred 16-17, F Jul 24

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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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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    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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    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. ...

    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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    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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    if you don't respect me .. my thoughts my believes my opinions my answers ... don't expect that i'll respect you .. it doesn't mean i'll do same what you gonna do ... if you block...
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    You know, I use to always think a woman never deserved anything bad but those thoughts died as soon as I entered high school. In all honesty if you hit someone I see no reason why...
    Depressionislethal Depressionislethal 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Respect and be respected. Don't expect me to apologies to anyone for the stuff I never did. Don't expect me to explain anything because I don't owe anyone, any explanation. If...
    MentalJudgmental MentalJudgmental 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 26

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    This is usually what I do but when someone loses his respect towards me, he also loses my respect towards him. My teacher has been continuously picking on me in class. He won't let...
    Missinghim99 Missinghim99 13-15, F Oct 6

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    I have been on EP for a week now. Some messages and comments have been very respectful and very kind. But then there are those that I read and just shake my head. Here's a little...
    anastasiaforever anastasiaforever 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    Respect! I'll listen and respect views and opinions from other people as long as they're not downgrading or backstabbing or discrimnated thoughts of others by based on opinions and...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    Mutual respect is given but from there it become respect Trust is different it's earned completely.
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 25

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    I remember ending a relationship mutually with an ex. I was moving to a different country, and he wasn't sure whether he could manage a long distance relationship. He said e...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    If you don't respect yourself, then don't expect anyone to respect you.
    Alpha8Wolf Alpha8Wolf 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I honestly believe that a relationship is built on trust an respect and love, but without trust and respect there is nothing within a relationship.
    SuckMyAwesome SuckMyAwesome 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    A relationship is definitely built on trust and respect. My last two relationships were not that great. In my first relationship the guy I was with was never really there for me. I...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    For the time I've been here, I've met some really awesome people on here. Although it's not far from the rule, I've found that for those that I've seen (as in a photo), I've been...
    privatelyanonymous privatelyanonymous 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 22

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    I respect mums out there who sacrifice their job for their kids , is not an easy job to do , there actually lots to handle and also the times when mum is home alone , is also not...
    KoalaLuis KoalaLuis 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    We live in a world of diversity with many different cultures and histories! So you can’t criticise and got no right to disrespect different beliefs and values if you haven...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    without a doubt day in day out when you are a man and you see a woman always remember without them you would have never been born...Respect the ladies,my fellow mankind........
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    I don't want anyone reading my experiences to get the wrong idea about me, yes they sound very disrespectful and degrading towards women I know. But I'm actually very respectful of...
    XTsukuyomiX XTsukuyomiX 22-25, M Sep 24

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    I don't want anyone reading my experiences to get the wrong idea about me, yes they sound very disrespectful and degrading towards women I know. But I'm actually very respectful of...
    XTsukuyomiX XTsukuyomiX 22-25, M Sep 24

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    Also women will always respect to men!
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    Us women are just trying to make our way in this world. Be respectful and treat us right!
    PrudeAndPrejudice PrudeAndPrejudice 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Ok ummm. True. But. Real men respect real women. And since they are men. A real woman may need to prove it. Stress wrecks us all. Real men may get upset...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    Any relations has its moorings in ""respect and trust""" they are like once gone can never be rebuilt at the same level ..so people in relationships be carefull before u ""LEAP...
    romell romell 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    It is that's why the relationships with cheaters never works out because one losses trust in the other and with no trust there's no respect
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    Yes.... Usually that is what we hope is sustained but over time.... But sometimes it fades and that person in which you respected and trusted becomes another page from the past and...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I admire people that have the dignity to demonstrate self respect in the way they present themselves and interact with others. If we don't stick to our principles by acting in a...
    4myinnerchild 4myinnerchild 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I have strong opinions. If you have a different opinion, I will enjoy debating it with you. If you call me names in your post, I will laugh, but if you stick with it, put up a good...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Oct 10

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    i totally respect someone who is passionate about something and has obviously put alot of thought into that matter. i dislike those who speak blindly.
    pxxp pxxp 13-15, F Oct 10

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