Would you disrepect an elderly person?

@agrant10 (1446)
United States
February 8, 2011 2:07pm CST
I would like to know if you would disrepect an elderly person? If they cussed you would you cuss them back? Please be respectful.
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7 responses
• United States
9 Feb 11
Personally I respect all and expect the same to be given back to me. If a person is disrespectful to me, young and or old I am one who normally does not retaliate with the same treatment as two wrongs never make a right. I can choose to ex out the person from my life as this way I am still respecting them so to speak as I do not have to take the disrespect from them, but at the same hand I would not be disrespectful to them, simply not in my nature.
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
9 Feb 11
I agree with you 100 percent. If they are that disrepectful they do not have to be in your world or your space. You are correct again two wrongs defintely do not make a right and by getting them back you are sinking to their level.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
8 Feb 11
Elderly people dererve and earn our respect. Not showing respect and honor to them is also showing that disrespect to ourselves as well. One day we will be elderly. We would like to be shown respect. We can begin to earn it by the way we treat our elderly companions.
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
9 Feb 11
Yes sender621, I do agree with you whole-heartly we should show respect especially to our elders.If we are fortunate enough we too will become senior citizens. When I think about it like that it makes me want to show respect even the more, because I would want the same thing for me.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Feb 11
Most elderly people, no. Having said that, there is an elderly person that I know who is an ex-con and he is doing terrible things to people, esp. to a friend of mine who is also elderly (I'm not but they both are). He lies, is deceitful, tricks people into doing wahat he wants, etc. He's 81 years old. She's 73 years old. Another elderly person I know had me work for him and kept having me do dangerous stuff for him and it was never good enough. I went off, I couldn't take it any more. He's from NYC and I don't know why, but he's the 3rd person from NYC that I know that thinks he knows everything about country living and everything else for that matter. As far as I can see, he doesn't know much. Dumb stuff like having me put wet insulation back into a wall "it will dry." It will rot or mold or both. But the rest of the elderly people I know, I'm very respectful to. But then, they're respectful to me. I'm 53 years old now and if I live long enough, I will be elderly soon. Most people my age already grandparents and by their 70s, great grandparents. Unless a person had demenia or alzheimers and is on the wrong meds or in advancing stages of it, or some kind of chemical inbalance causing emotional disturbance, everyone shoudl treat everyone with respect, reguardless of age.
@MAllen400 (831)
9 Feb 11
I do hope the youngsters on this site would make an allowance for the elderly persons age. Having said that and being no young chicken myself - over 60 years old I would like to explain. The older you get the more honest you get! you dont mince words but tell it as it is! You are not afraid to say things that years ago you would never have dreamed of. e.g. in a shop if someone had pushed in front of me I would have gone away and had a moan to friends but done nothing at the time. Now I would say something on the line that excuse me the back of the queue is back there! Please remember though that as you get older your body does too and you can have aches and pains (I know the young can as well) and if you have been out or struggling with the pain you can feel bad tempered and this makes people cuss them! I dont think you see this when you are young you just see a grumpy old lady/man lol
@angelic123 (1112)
• United States
9 Feb 11
I try not to, especially with my very stubborn father in law, who would not listen to any suggestions that we say. I wanted to believe on what he wants to. Whenever I am on the verge of my breaking point, I walk away slowly so that I will not say anything disrespectful. I believe that elderly should be respected and be understood.
@reco13 (605)
• Philippines
9 Feb 11
I have a high respect for our elderly. I don't think I can disrespect them even if they do bad to me. I am really a respectful person. And I believe that elderly deserves such respect
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
9 Feb 11
i dont think so.. i would try as much to not give her or him back what he's given me... as a remark... but i think in the past though i have also told one woman that she'd grown up so old and yet managed to lose her manners along the way.. i snapped at her because she was really very rude and being old does not give anyone the right to be rude.