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I Respect My Elders

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 5, 2011

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    Kinda sad to see that some youngster never know

    how to appreciate and respect the older people. Seen a young girl asking her mom to search for the parking ticket that feel due to her fault obviously while she sits and ordering her mom from inside the car. How sad that is. Time to ponder to myself on the blessings I have.
    adelinebeth adelinebeth 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I had to be in this group because this is how I honesty feel.It's hard to be a breast loving man.I get put into the stereotypical idea that I'm shallow or perverted towards women...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Anyone who is crazy enough to put their lives on the line daily, leave their families behind just to be shot at, rush into deadly situations that a normal person wouldn't dare...
    Curlatte3845 Curlatte3845 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    For most of my time growing up my parents have always taught me to be respectful of adults and to listen to those in positions of authority. For the most part I feel like I have...
    allisonhashope allisonhashope 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I watched Citizen four, the movie who records the first instants of the Edward Snowden revelations. I found it highly educative. If until now I was a little ambivalent about the...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I used to have so much self respect.. Now I have very little.. I've done stupid things that have thrown my integrity on the line to try and win someone back into my life
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    This.is controversial topic coz. . . I've always been told to respect.my elders. and now.I'm older I feel that respect shouldn't be given because of age. it should be earned...
    TheDevilsSon666 TheDevilsSon666 46-50, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My grandmother hates me. She's always hated me, ever since I was a little girl. Why? Because I look like my father. What role did I play in that? None. She treats my sisters better...
    Boobah03 Boobah03 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Any relationship worth having is built on respect and trust. Without it, well you do on to others and then split. Its worse than lonely, its a hunted, cursed , constantly watching...
    fr33bird fr33bird 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Except that giving respect might be thought of as weakness.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hey wolves! I am a member of the Midnight Dusk pack (don't pay attention to the name. It is a real pack, and has lasted long enough to survive.) This pack is ran on trust, respect...
    whitewolf987 whitewolf987 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Like most I've engaged in playful teasing and humiliation with consenting fat women. But the reality is it takes quite a bit of bravery to be yourself, especially when that means...
    SavinienBrassheart SavinienBrassheart 26-30, M Aug 22

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    Especially women.I believe be open minded giving respect and being respectful to everyone.When it's not deserving than do as you wish.I love women and want to be intimate with them...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M Aug 22

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    It's what I believe, I really do. Mind you, I have no proof of it, but I do believe it. I find what happens is that respect is often a one way street. A one way street that...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M Aug 22

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    This group is fair enough But I have one big problem with this statement. It is a one-sided statement, it implies that men must be respectful to women no matter how terrible a...
    HmidGainer HmidGainer 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Within reason. There is a line between children obeying their parents and respecting them as people and as guidance in there life and being forced to when their parent doesnt...
    Bigben6001 Bigben6001 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I wont go on about how girls are flowers and bullshit like that, but i will say that every person deserves to be treated with respect, no matter who you are or what youve done. You...
    ForgedFromFire ForgedFromFire 16-17, M Aug 20

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    nothing exists w/o some amount/form of respect. to me, step 1.
    spinsterC spinsterC 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    exactly, u can't have a relationship without trust! and respect is important.....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 Responses Aug 19

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    At 51, I'm thoroughly enjoying being afforded the opportunity to do this once again. I think most of us recognize and understand the importance of respect and trust in our primary...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 10 Responses Aug 19

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    Why would anyone put up with that non-sense. If they don't know how to respect you then they don't care about you, period. Don't reward that behavior, I don't.
    FreightTrainOG FreightTrainOG 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    People in a general sense tend to treat you a lot better when you know your worth and willing to sever ties with them if they mistreat you. I kid you not I've had both friends and...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 18

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