This Says It Best.....

As I look around I see so many men and women who want respect from others but have none for themselves.  I think this old song says it best.....

 

If you have no respect for yourself, nobody is going to respect you or give one thin damn about your opinion.  That's just the way of the world.

giggles4488 giggles4488
56-60, F
7 Responses Mar 6, 2010

I love this old song because it is so very true. Thanks for the comment :) Love and Blessings to you!

Fungirl ~ I agree, love is hollow without mutual respect and if I want respect I have to give it...then the ball is in the other court....they can lose my respect by word and deed. There are those in my life who have lost my respect but I respect myself enough to release them from my life. And I love you Fungirl, you are a blessing to me and my trooper! ((hugs))<br />
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dreamvoyeur ~ Yes, if I ever find I can't look myself in the mirror then something is wrong...with me. That is a sure sign I need to step back and take stock of my life. The foundation truly does start with us. Thank you for your insightful comment!

:) I wrote about not being able to love someone that i can't respect just the other night. It is true and i see so many people don't realize this. I truly believe respect is a component of love because without mutual respect love is hollow. That is why you have seen me back off a lot from my flirting here because if he did it i would be so pissed. I give what i want in return. I love you giggles.

Absolutely, respect is earned and a person can lose my respect by their actions and words. But as you say, it all begins with yourself.

People always say respect is earned, and I believe that. And you still need to earn respect for yourself too. I don't think alot of people realise that.

I agree with you. If I have none for myself then can't possibly give you or anyone else the respect they are due. I just wish people would understand that. This world would be a better place.

You are right there Mother Dearest. The first person we must learn to respect is ourselves.