I Want to Know, What Ever Happened to Respecting Your Elders

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    Breakdown in family. It's only been in recent

    times that folk have moved from their family homes to work in different places. This means that one generation has removed itself from being near close family. Which means by the time THEY have children, their children don't get advice,,encouragement,support,guidance, etc from...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Feb 2, 2015

    People are soo mean to grown people.

    They fight curse and what not to older people especially old man and women. It's Embarrassing
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2015

    Call Me Mr.

      I was wondering where all of this changed and "why".  As a child growing up, then into my teen years and still to this day I have always addressed my elders as Mr. , Mrs. Where did all this change and why?? Kids today call them by their first names and I've...
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    8 Responses Jun 9, 2009

    I respect my elders because

    when I'm older, I want to be respected. I don't want to be treated like a second-class citizen, a child, or an indigent. The way we put our elderly away is appalling. We deserve to maintain our dignity throughout our lives and the final chapters should be no exception.
    adianoeta adianoeta
    26-30, F
    Feb 2, 2015

    Youth Today

    I remember when I was growing up that when you, did something wrong, you were punished. and i don't mean grounded. I mean bruises. I have no respect for kids who lash out at their parents consistently. Like everyone has a fight or row with their parents. If i was stupid enough...
    Daveokay Daveokay
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2011

    We've Simply Earned It

    Sometimes we do and say things in an attempt to impress others. Other times we are angry or in most cases immature and as a result begin to treat others without regard to their feelings or where they have come from, perhaps the struggles they themselves have endured. I say we...
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    3 Responses Apr 11, 2011

    I don't know what ever has happened to people

    respecting their elders. I don't know if its bad parenting or just the persons lack of compassion. The more I grow up I see younger kids that are Disrespectful. They point fingers and laugh at the elderly who walks differently or looks odd to them. They even bully their peers...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 18, 2014

    The Golden Rule

    Although I agree that Respect must be given to be reciprocated, I (at a ripe old 40 years of age this coming September) do validate the stated and reiterated fact that many people (particularly 25 and younger) fail to INITIATE respect themselves (such as addressing those older...
    afreimann afreimann
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Mar 30, 2011

    A handful of them are unworthy—some people

    are just assh*les from day one. But I agree with you. It's especially sad how we dispose of the elderly in shoddy nursing homes and avoid them because they and the aging process frightens or depresses us. Or they feel like a burden.
    MissAnthony MissAnthony
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2014

    the Truth?

    let me tell u with a question..if an elder dont respect others what he/she expects?hm? i think it must be mutual..right?i wont respect and sometimes probably argue if u dont respect me.i wont care if u are older i mean..dont say ''im older u should listen''and u dont respect...
    annasangels annasangels
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2009
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