A broken glass.

January 31, 2007 8:26pm CST
When I was young, I remember helping on the household chores. I wash the dishes, etc., I remember when I was washing the dishes I accidentally broke a glass and after that, they beat me and blame me for not being careful in washing the dishes. But now that I am old enough, even if I broke something, a vase, glass, plates, whatever, they don't scold at me anymore. Does it have something to do with the word "respect"? That as you age, people will respect you more? Or is it the other way around, that they might think you will answer back if they scold at you.
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@sunshinecup (7881)
1 Feb 07
I think once you reach an age you can "fight" back, whether verbally or physically, the scolding changes. From personal experiences, I would not say it's respect, but more like fear.
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• Philippines
2 Feb 07
Fear of the things you might do or say may go back to you.