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I Respect My Elders

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

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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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    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 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 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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    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, 2015

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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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    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 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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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    I met the most interesting old gentleman today.

    He came to where I work to conduct business and I got to talking to him. It turns out he was a survivor from the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. He said he was 15 and he remembers his dad holding his hand and his dad told him to say he was almost 18 and he was a tailor (figuring...
    SRayne SRayne 51-55, M Sep 10, 2015

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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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    And I dislike women who don't respect men.
    WanderLustAlethiology WanderLustAlethiology 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Being a doctor is an honourable profession. But guess what? So is being a firefighter, a policeman, a social worker, a humanitarian, a priest, a caregiver...need I go on? As far...
    cyrushira cyrushira 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I respect most beliefs and values anyway. If a person honestly has thought about something and has come to a conclusion, I'll respect that. But I'm a bit iffy about believing...
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Respect aint free Its earned
    OddButResilient OddButResilient 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    Yes, Respect is a two way street.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I respect the person, Not the gender I cant respect a cheap person just because of his/her gender .
    getgoodfeeling getgoodfeeling 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I want to be loved and appreciated. I always will respect a woman no matter what
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Self respect is so important. So many people lack self respect and it makes me sad. You need to respect yourself if you want people to take you seriously
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Just because your older doesn't mean your better. You have to earn my respect, don't expect me to respect a man just because your older and thus 'wiser'
    GZPJ GZPJ 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    A lot of those older people are just white, fearful old men. They do not deserve respect.
    TrumpDestroyer TrumpDestroyer 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Certain topics...like sex for example, should stay behind closed doors within the secret boundaries to be held sacred between two(or more)people with consent and mutual respect...
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Maybe you should show more respect to older people, but some older don't deserve your respect. If there is an older person with a ****** personality and are let's say your rapist...
    darkspiritwolf darkspiritwolf 18-21, F Feb 4

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    If you act like a complete sasshole, I don't care if you're 99, I don't respect you. There are a lot of people that are younger than me that I have a lot of respect for. That being...
    dinosandlions dinosandlions 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I always hear people speaking about how a women has no self respect if she wears skin tight clothes that show so much skin. I think that when women where clothing like that it...
    LBBitch LBBitch 18-21, F Jan 29

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    Can't work when respect is only on one side :(
    northernwoman83 northernwoman83 31-35 4 Responses Jan 28

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    Variety rules. I hate discrimination
    RagnarLothbrok RagnarLothbrok 31-35 Jan 28

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    There is no "you" and "them" There is no "me" and "them" There is no "us" and "them" Religion, philosophy, language, socio-economic class; whatever We are all fundamentally the...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F Jan 27

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    I faced some bitter truth today.. learned something as well " you can never sail on two boats at the same time " you need to park 1 boat side, get out of that boat and then go to...
    April2016 April2016 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    As long as youre able to sleep at night thinking youre ideals are right, while not bashing on others for having different ideals, then there should be no reason not to respect you...
    LysChan LysChan 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Although thought to have originated in Old St. Paul's Church, Baltimore AD 1692, the inspirational poem "Desiderata", was in fact written by Maz Ehrmann in 1927, and is reproduced...
    heqawaset heqawaset 70+, M Jan 26

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    Religions do what they can to the best of their creation to get us on the spiritual path. Unfortunately when people decide to go deeper many of us stop trying to put the puzzle...