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I Respect My Elders

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

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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 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. ...

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Respect that the trust you have for one another is loyal... Trust that the respect you have for one another is true. That's the true foundation of a relationship worth fighting for...
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    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Feb 5

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    I personally believe a real relationship is built on respect and trust. I also believe that a relationship I built on accountability and responsibility.
    redheadfemale redheadfemale 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Being old doesn't give you an excuse to be an ******* and expect to get away with it. No!! Old people don't automatically get respect because they're old, they get...
    NicoleDollx NicoleDollx 22-25, F Feb 10

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    Women are not made of Braille, you don't have to feel them to get to know them. And they're not meat either I wish guys would learn to respect boundaries, and treat women like they...
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    I just really hate this male-dominated world. Its a disgusting hierarchy. Women are people, women are caring, women are real and beautiful and they should be treated that way. Some...
    frescowalden frescowalden 18-21, T Feb 19

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    I would rather be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires me to sacrifice my self respect.
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    I don't understand why all men aren't respectful to women. Most have done nothing to them individually. I went through an expensive divorce and I treat my ex with a degree of...
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    I hope that I do this and no matter the age or the status of the lady. And I will continue to do so. Ladies deserve every bit of respect they can get as they have had a raw deal...
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 5 days ago

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    Women literally deserve respect.. Men only request it. Women deal with so much more **** then us men do and i admire their strength to live through it day in and day out.
    BrockEP BrockEP 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    maybe I should say a good relationship is built out of respect trust and honesty. we all know someone or are someone with bad unhealthy relationships.
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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