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I Respect My Elders

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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...
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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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...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 2 Responses May 26, 2012

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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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    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...
    luckygurl777 luckygurl777 41-45, F 3 Responses May 6, 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...
    rajiv123 rajiv123 22-25, M Mar 2, 2011

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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...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Mar 26, 2011

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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...
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M Jan 17, 2010

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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...
    Mel559 Mel559 18-21, F Jun 30, 2009

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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...
    teddypompom teddypompom 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 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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    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 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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    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...
    pinkdragonrider pinkdragonrider 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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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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    4 Words - i love the elderly.
    inquisitiveme inquisitiveme 26-30, F May 28, 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...
    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...
    Crona Crona 22-25 Apr 17, 2010

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    I am entirely respectful of my elders. But I am tired of being looked down upon for being younger and female.
    LoveAlmostAll LoveAlmostAll 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    In a Nutshell I'll respect you no matter what. Nothing is ever relevant to whether I should or should not respect you. Your colour, race, religion or what people say about you that...
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 16-17, M Apr 7

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    I'm done with the whole arguing thing. Okay, it's one thing to tell people they're wrong when you truly believe they're wrong. But it's another to become angry, argumentative...
    WolfNightV4X1 WolfNightV4X1 18-21, F Mar 21

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    Highly! I don't agree with girls that act loose, in order to comfort themselves and feel love by a male, when really they are making themselves feel worse, sleeping around leads to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 22

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    Tbh I don't care about having feelings for people before I sleep with them. People say I have no self respect because I don't are who I sleep with. To be honest I respect myself...
    AriaSteel AriaSteel 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Don't care where you come from, your colour, your age, your religion, if you're gay, straight, lesbian.. If you respect me, i'll respect you. Simple as (: ❤️
    TheodoraRenard TheodoraRenard 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    For a long time I would let people walk all over me, say offensive things and humiliate me. Recently I felt crippled by this lack of respect from others and decided to change my...
    NYMama10 NYMama10 26-30, F Mar 23

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    I try my best to be respectful of everyone. I usually get along better with men than women, so being respectful to them is easy.
    couldbeheaven couldbeheaven 26-30, F Mar 29

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    My thought is if you respect my opinion I'll respect yours, give what you get.
    skuggington skuggington 13-15, M Apr 1

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    Respect is always easy to give. You treat others as they want to be treated and we all get along fine. Then again disrespect is not rewarded with respect.
    MasterEnglish MasterEnglish 41-45, M Apr 7

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    I'm feeling a bit pissed off at the moment! Don't expect me to respect you if you cannot respect me. I have never been one to shut up sit down and take it! You can bet your last...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 2 Responses a week ago

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    I know it's important for transwomen to have their own community, I absolutely feel they should be understood and included as women, period. I think we would both be stronger for...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T Mar 18

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    All Love, respect and appreciation to Rachel Corrie....Somehow, you make me feel ashamed of myself, for I am not as brave as you... For I am a selfish Palestinian as compared to...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 20

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    I am not a "man-hating" lesbian. I know some wonderful guys that I would trust my life with..(helooo...Lee!) I know that gender has nothing to do with being a decent human being...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I want someone who's perfect. Someone you can look at every decision they've made and what they do and be able to respect that. Someone who doesn't lie to you and never will. I...
    FullofFood FullofFood 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I come from a well-off Indian family. In our culture, we have large families and we are supposed to value the opinion of even extended family members when making personal decisions...
    IndianViolet IndianViolet 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    The words that come out of your mouth are truly powerful. So when you speak, make sure you use your words to lift people up, and never put them down. Respect people’s feelings...
    sarahalhaj sarahalhaj 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Recognize that you hold all the cards... Don't let someone who doesn't deserve you yet... have you. Self - respect and dignity at all times ladies!
    Rosesanddiamonds Rosesanddiamonds 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    My husband has verbally disrespected me on numerous occasions due to me not wanting to have sex. This began almost a year ago. I declined on sex a couple nights in a row and he...
    curiousjr curiousjr 26-30 Apr 3

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    I'm on online dating sites and some men can be so pushy and disrespectful. Last night a guy was interested me and I was somewhat interested in him until he started pushing me to...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F Apr 4

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    PEOPLE MUST RESPECT WOMEN..... As the sun gives the strength.. As the trees give the breath... woman gives the life to the world... She is the mother.. She is the sister... She is...
    chethaki chethaki 22-25, F a week ago

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    I believe without respect or trust you can never truly love someone.
    Hope70 Hope70 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I found out that my grandparents seemingly perfect marriage isn't what it seems. My Grandfather had many affairs and knowing this is starting to make me lose respect for him...
    Limonium Limonium 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Even if it isn't ideal to what I believe I will respect it. In fact, I may also be fascinated in learning about it because learning helps me relate or even understand you better as...
    lifesize lifesize 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Y r girls so amazing some girls r actual perfection honestly some girls just r soo beautiful they own ur soul because ur so fixed on them tht one girl tht ur so happy when she...
    greatbritain1 greatbritain1 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    HYPERDIMENSIONAL REALITIES : Ufo’s Djinn Archons Aliens Contact (Full Documentary)This interesting documentary explores the secrecy surrounding the greatest cover-up of all...
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    BREAKING NEWS … COMMON WORLD JURY OF WE THE PEOPLE UNFOLDING : Citizen Grand Jury Emancipating Humanity  Citizen Grand Jury The result of ordinary people taking the...
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M Mar 25

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    MESSAGE FROM THE SASQUATCH : Listen and listen NOWKeewaunee Lapseritis has been encountering the Big Foot for 35 years. These highly intelligent,telepathic trans-dimensional beings...
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M Mar 26

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    THE ORIEN MYSTERY SOLVEDA pre-existence of a far more spiritual race than the one to which we now belong can be traced back to the earliest traditions of nearly every people. In...
    THEMADHATTERXXXX THEMADHATTERXXXX 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I sometimes wish I was a Shaman so I could communicate with animals and spirits
    sparklewonderpaws sparklewonderpaws 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    Listen or obey to the elderly people, look at the wings of young bird.
    tulujoni tulujoni 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    Be honest and open and you will get the same from me. If not I will get pissed off quickly so watch out!
    littlebikiechick littlebikiechick 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    it's hard too fall in love specualy when you're heart is broken you have to let it go so guys my experience was very hard i want you to know my name to know my reality and...
    RayenDhahbi RayenDhahbi 18-21, F Mar 19

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    Someday i believe i will meet that person.. ^^
    Tella84 Tella84 26-30, F Mar 20