Respect, how do I earn it?

@Fulltank (2896)
Philippines
November 12, 2009 4:36pm CST
Respect others, so that they will respect you. Treat them with kindness and sincerity. Never try to be something your not, be yourself all the times. This is my way of earning other people's respect, how about you? How do you earn the respect of others?
4 responses
@tontunan (255)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
To gain respect, you must obtain the sayings " do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you." or " Do unto others what you want others to do unto you." in that way, you can get what you give. If you give respect, honesty, kindness,and generosity to other people, they would do the same such goodness to you.
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
13 Nov 09
the Golder Rule. Nice idea of gaining respect.thanks for the response.
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
13 Nov 09
Hi,friend,nice discussion,once we expect that is all depend on how we behave with others.There are people irrespective of our behaveour,they behave rude.So if we give respect in receiving,way of polite talking,scarifying nature, helping nature in need not only financial,but also in other problems..enhances respect on us to the people and society.Finally behave with heart automatically reciprocate the same from others.Have a nice time.
@artistry (4154)
• United States
13 Nov 09
...Hi Fulltank, I think you earn the respect of others by being who you are and being true to your value system. By not always agreeing with people just to be agreeable. If you truly do not think something is right, be honest enough to say so. By being strong enough to buck the traffic if need be and explaining why you are doing what you decided to do. By being kind to those who may not be so kind to you. By being passionate about something that does not earn you anything but helps someone else in a huge way, like being a big brother or big sister or adopting an elderly person to read to every now and then, or taking them for a walk or a ride. By being there when someone else has a problem and needs a shoulder to lean on. These are a few of the things I feel may earn you the respect of others, one last thing to add, that you must have strong self-respect in order to begin to earn the respect of others. Take good care.
@ravend (661)
• Malta
12 Nov 09
two words. Trust and honesty. If someone lies to me, or betrays my trust, they lose all my respect.