Do you respect people older than you?

@bayboy (991)
United States
October 19, 2006 4:34am CST
I sure do, i pay big respect to people Older than me.. how about u? spill ur thoughts.
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20 responses
• Philippines
20 Dec 06
i do because taht what my parents told me to do so, and it's one way of respect
@missinghim (1339)
• United States
20 Dec 06
Of course I do! My mother raised me to respect my elders.
@stailgate (2364)
• United States
20 Dec 06
Yes I do. I think they deserve to have respect. I think that everyone is taught that, just some forget as they enter adulthood. My kids know that they are to, and I was brought up to do the same. I give respect to all those that are older then me.
@wyykidd (1460)
• Singapore
11 Dec 06
Everyone needs to earn the respect they want from others. I used to think that we need to respect our elders. But as I grow older, I realise that a lot of old people, especially many here in my country, take respect for granted. The have the worst manners, behave badly & rudely then expect people to respect & give in to them just because they are old. Such people I will give way or give in to them, but I will not respect them.
@manu224 (1144)
• Italy
11 Dec 06
I respect ever people that respects me
• India
27 Nov 06
sure i do
@chaitu007 (1340)
• India
27 Nov 06
i will respect
@Nitemare (279)
• Pakistan
27 Nov 06
I have always respected elders still do so....whether they may be wrong or right!
@CrazyP (947)
• Canada
27 Nov 06
i dont respect all of them becuase some dont deserver it but i do to everyone know does and the people i dont know
• United States
27 Nov 06
Yes I respect people older than me and I plan on teaching my kids to do the same.I think the eldely have earned our respect and that we can learn many things from them.
• United States
27 Nov 06
sometimes i respect my elders, but if they start telling me what to do and how to do it, then screw them.
• Singapore
27 Nov 06
basically, i will respect everyone, even those who are older than me..but it depends, some people tend to think that because they are older, they will be bossy and direct people around (this is the type of older people that I wont respect)
• Philippines
12 Nov 06
i do but if they don't then no respecting for me too.
• United States
10 Nov 06
I don't respect just elders, but people younger than me as well, thats if they show some form of respect. If there rude,etc. to me, then they don't deserve the same respect they themselves are dishing out.
• United States
10 Nov 06
i respect my elders, but they gotta be REAL old. haha just kidding!
@sweetcakes (3506)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Respect is an attitude of acknowledging the feelings and interests of another party in a relationship, and of treating as consequential for the self the helping or harming of the other. Though most commonly referring to interpersonal relationships, it can be used between animals, groups and institutions including countries. Respect does not necessarily imply deference, but a respectful attitude rules out unconsidered selfish behaviour. The concept of respect predates, and does not rely on, the existence of the concept of rights. Like the Golden Rule, treat others the way you want to be treated. i show respect to everyone regardless of a person age.
@dollar669 (569)
• Canada
28 Oct 06
not at all you have to earn respect, give it to get it, and I dissrespect anyone who thinks they deserve my respect because of there age or social status!!
@linkpointe (1003)
• Philippines
28 Oct 06
But of course!
@stori1 (331)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I was raised to respect my elders so that's what I practice. Answering this question makes me think of how disrespectful kids are today with their teachers, and I mention teachers because some of them talk back like no bodies business. I know kids are like that towards their parents but parents have more say so.
@scooter1024 (1243)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Yes I respect my elders. Its the right thing to do. They have a lot of knowledge and I respect that.