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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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    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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    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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    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 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 !

    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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    4 Words

    i love the elderly.
    inquisitiveme inquisitiveme 26-30, F May 28, 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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 22

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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 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 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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    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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    when you hear Musilm please don't think of terrorist and IsIs becouse their not muslim real muslim don't kill i respect all relegions we all have one god so please do not hate...
    Sozdar Sozdar 18-21, F 24 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone wants to be respected and I believe everyone has the right to be treated with the utmost respect at all times. But I also believe that if you want to be treated with...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Children should show respect to adults who have earned it and show respect to them. I don't think that all adults deserve respect just because they adults.
    dac01 dac01 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i do believe in loving and respecting everyone
    boobilicious4you boobilicious4you 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I'm gay but i'm hoping that someday someone will call me dad on my own gene but then i still respect gay marriage and i will always be.. i just want to have a family and i will be...
    ritztwain ritztwain 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I think that women should respect men also...
    Parislee Parislee 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been a member on here for over a year now and there is a trend that has me worried. It seems some people think it is ok to go into another person's question or story and...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    Really I respect people's views and opinions as long as you respect mine and if you have an actual good argument. If you bash my opinion, or don't give the same amount of good...
    ThatOneN3rd ThatOneN3rd 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    Regardless of their age. If someone is older than me and they think they automatically gain my respect then hear me laugh like a caffeinated hyena. Respect isn't something we...
    Shayala Shayala 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I realise now what little self respect I have. This is reflected in the lack of respect I feel from others. I also need to love myself before I will see others love for me...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 23

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    Absolutely! My husband and I are used to distance since we're both active duty military and he's currently deployed. If we didn't have respect and trust for each other I'm sure we...
    SunnyRaye SunnyRaye 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I truly agree with that. If you have no trust it is no point. Respect also goes a long way.. You have to respect your partner as a person and as your other half.
    EternityF EternityF 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Yesterday an ISIS member stopped the car of a Christian couple. ISIS member: Are you Muslim? Christian man: Yes, I'm Muslim. ISIS member: If you are a Muslim, then recite a verse...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 22

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    Where did we go wrong? Is it because of all the digital devices? Is violent video games the cause? Or even the "RESET button's fault? There is no "reset' button in real life; you...
    quantumike quantumike 51-55, M Jun 22

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    I read most of the posts and responses back to the beginning of March '15. It is like hearing the girls commiserate outside my old high school or on a college campus. Granted...
    Writer1967 Writer1967 46-50, M 7 Responses Jun 21

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    What ever happened to the old fashioned romance, I sure miss watching my grand parents dance.
    1bigbuck 1bigbuck 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 21

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    If your in a relationship is it respectful to have online fantasy roles with someone else?
    1bigbuck 1bigbuck 46-50, M 14 Responses Jun 21

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    If a relationship is built on respect and trust is it wrong to talk with someone of the opposite sex about your personal life with someone on line?
    1bigbuck 1bigbuck 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I would like to honor all fathers in the military service. Part of their sacrifice is not being with their family on this special day.
    pfuzylogic pfuzylogic 56-60, M Jun 21

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    Never ever ever ... One more time for good luck - NEVER!
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 36-40, M Jun 21

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