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I Respect My Elders

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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 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 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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    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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    4 Words

    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 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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    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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    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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    Came out here to find gold. Got irked by one elder. Then bullied. Then framed. Met another to work with. Got used. And verbally abused. And now a third tries...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 16

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    my bf is a young black man that has never insulted my hair, my skin or my body. He doesn't compare me to other races of women. He loves my natural hair, my braids and even when I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Again, another group that I think was made by a man. :p what about men showing women some respect? Respect goes both ways. Maybe the title of this group should be called - "I...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    By default I respect everyone. And I try to remain respectful because I don't care for arguing. But if someone who's older than me doesn't seem to be wise as well, I have no...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F Mar 16

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    I agree and you have to be careful who you trust on here. and as you get to know some of the ones in your circle the more your on here it is like your circle keeps getting smaller...
    btiny13 btiny13 70+ 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I am a true atheist not to be confused with being an atheist. I don't believe in god by any means. I am accept everyone for who they are no matter their religion. My number one...
    Sesshomaru031 Sesshomaru031 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I think that before there can be world peace there must be more respect for our fellow man. In traffic today I was driving down the street and I saw this guy cut two guys off. This...
    CalabrianCarlos CalabrianCarlos 41-45, M Mar 12

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    All kids must show respect to all adults. My kids will show respect or I will bust their butts with a paddle. I am a firm believer in respect paid to adults by children. I never...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 27

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    Honestly you can't find people with self-respect anymore ... I really admire a person who can take the time to really understand their self-worth . Exposing yourself isn't...
    xolex18 xolex18 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Too many children do not know consequences, and therefore do not respect and obey their parents, I am raising my girls to be respectful young ladies, and they are expected to show...
    kalliethomasnfam kalliethomasnfam 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 1

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    I write many stories about the female body.I want everyone to always know,I'm very respectful of all woman. What I write about here is not a reflection of fantasy for my own...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I believe in respecting women who respect themselves as well as others. I believe women are equal to men and a lot time much more intelligent. I want a woman to stand by my side...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M a week ago

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    Yes it'll always be. How can two people talk and understand each other? How can a couple who has diverse thinking and beliefs be at peace and at one with each other? Simple...
    thelittlemonster thelittlemonster 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Guys! Ladies! Gentlemen! I don't understand why people don't treat LDRs as if they're IRL. Like, why on Earth would you want or feel you can cheat on someone who obviously loves...
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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...
    LeeOmar88 LeeOmar88 26-30, M Mar 2

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    i am a person who sure does do give a lot to owns self respect and so like people who do have a sense of self respect!
    romell romell 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    Why should I, Why should someone get automatic respect just because they are old? it doesn't make sense to me. I don't base respect off of age I base it by their personality.
    DannibalLecter99 DannibalLecter99 16-17, M Mar 5

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    I don't care how old you are, you still have to earn my respect. It seems like most adults are constantly disrespecting my generations thoughts, words, and actions. Then comparing...
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    yes i do respect, but i dont respect every single girl, because few don't even deserve it
    innerdesires123 innerdesires123 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I promise I will always respect your views and opinions as long as you respect mine. If you start attacking mine, that's when I'll get defensive.
    Playlist98 Playlist98 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Yes I agree to this but there are people don't know how to use this lines admire people who have self respect most there self they don't know how to respect by there own.
    verlaidamendoza28 verlaidamendoza28 56-60, F 1 Response 2 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 Feb 27

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