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I Respect My Elders

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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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    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 13-15, F Jul 24

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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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    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 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 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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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 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 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 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 !

    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Why are we always told to respect elders? Apparently, that is one of the "golden rules" that kids are taught in the younger years. I remember being told this all the time. It was...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Don't care about the age, the quote respect your elders is utter **** unless they give you respect. It is a two way street I'm afraid.
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I do. Some people here think ALL old people are creeps or pervs. Most of them arent. They actually give really good advice maybe because they have already been through the things...
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Yep I am a muslim and no im not a terrorist and I respect all religions aswell....to everyone who thinks we muslims are terrorists we're actually not just because of the actions of...
    xhumairax xhumairax 13-15, F 13 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    some people just don't have respect anymore. it should be common sense to have respect. if I don't like u I won't respect u. if u don't respect me I won't respect u. but if it's a...
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F Aug 7

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    Respect is such a basic thing. And I don't see what's so difficult in giving respect. Respect to parents, siblings, peers, those younger than you. IF only people were just more...
    zozobar zozobar 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I am not religious. Not at all. I don't follow any religion and find that the majority are dated, contradictory and have been left behind in an increasingly developing world...
    walkonthewildside walkonthewildside 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    It's the first thing I've learnt when I grew up as a teenager in India. I know to respect a women and her feelings. If you want to respect your nation, first learn to respect a...
    teenboyAddy teenboyAddy 18-21, M Aug 4

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    However, I also think that all women should be respectful towards men. Of course, there are those of BOTH genders who don't really deserve respect, but for people who aren't in...
    PalelightBeauty PalelightBeauty 18-21, F Aug 9

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    So many on here do not. There is nothing to be proud about being the other woman or bit on the side. Both need to respect themselves more and he needs to respect his wife or...
    vampirish vampirish 46-50, F Aug 5

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    Your faith is part of your identity. So, naturally, I respect you. Personally, I am agnostic but that does not mean I am ignorant to the possibility of a deity etc I always wonder...
    FeminineDesires FeminineDesires 31-35, M Aug 10

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    I am respected by my man. I prefer to keep myself pure, and he respects me and will wait for us to consummate.
    sanarirachel sanarirachel 31-35, F Aug 12

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    I show love and respect to all, but when you come I to my work making fun of someone because they have Down syndrome, I'll straight up rip you a new *******. Some people need to...
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M Aug 14

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    Most who are older are jerks too. Some aint. Blue collar has best bipeds. But respect is earned. And few realize that. Society let them think its seniority. But...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 19

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    Just because you may not like a person, or your opinions and beliefs differ doesn't mean you have a right to be disrespectful. There is plenty of ways you can express yourself to...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I respect everyone until disrespected, I will respect you until u disrespect me
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Parents: one that produces or brings forth offspring. Ephesians 6:2-3 Honor your father and mother... That it may go well with you and that you may enjoy longlife on the earth...
    brinahU brinahU 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes in life you have to demand respect. What you allow is what will continue. You have to set those boundaries because no one will set them for you.
    Living2Heights Living2Heights 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    . I Believe that Every Woman Should ; Have Self Respect , Confidence and Dignity First. Rather Than Just Throwing Yourself to A Man. That's the Most Beautiful Aspect Any Woman Can...
    itsvanii itsvanii 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    You, respected my decision. Thank you.
    aleydis aleydis 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Welllll... I can't really say the same.... I do respect myself and all.... But if I didn't let you guys kill me.... You would all rot in hell....
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M Aug 5

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    Respect is earned. To force it is moronic. And futile. And fake if results look successful.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Lol, latley ive noticed how some guys have been labelling girls as "vvhores" or "*******" to the point its rather absurd. Just because a girl shares something thats related to a...
    WhereWeBegin WhereWeBegin 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    Douchebags, ********, dickheads. They are everywhere. I especially cannot stand those who preach about good manners but are so full of themselves, think they're dominant, and still...
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I do .. but this up is crazy full of old " perve " people ... I mean at least have some respect for your age you probably have childrens our ages .. seriously tho
    viamneera viamneera 18-21, F Aug 8

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    And vice versa! Men and women aren't equal but both have equal ability to give love and respect.
    Moelyn95 Moelyn95 18-21, F Aug 10

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    A genuinely warm and open minded person, sharp, witty and an amazing actor. They're saying right now that the cause of his suicide, if indeed that is what it is, was depression. I...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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