Are you a respectful person?

......respect begets respect... - Bow to your elders.
@mimpi1911 (25464)
India
August 26, 2008 5:43am CST
Now that's a stupid thing to ask for who on earth will deny that! But honestly tell me, are you being polite and considerate to others? Or leave your seat to the elders, do you lend your ear to an elderly person? or do whatever it takes to be one? These are simple things that make us human. I feel, in the long run we are paid back by the same coin. If we do not be respectful we wouldn't get the respect from others. [b][i]Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to. But be respected…that is essential. -- Anna Gould [/i][/b]
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@subha12 (18441)
• India
26 Aug 08
yes i am. frankly speaking i also try to give due respect to people. but there are people who do not know to keep this respect. its different then.
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@apsara60 (6610)
• Israel
26 Aug 08
Don't hesistate subha, say it clearly that you will respect only those who deserve your respect.......world is changing, and so should change our attitude.
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@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
26 Aug 08
ha ha ha very true and agree with u
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@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
26 Aug 08
Hi dear i wont say i am perfect, but i tru my best not to hurt any one and respect elders. I know u get what u sow, so i try to be good to others Take care
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
26 Aug 08
indeed very sweet! you know what, Zass. you are such a sweet personality except of course the bugging part. Do well in life. Have a great life ahead.
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@apsara60 (6610)
• Israel
26 Aug 08
sweet cupid........
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@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
27 Aug 08
Dear Apsara and mimpi, thanks for sweet word and nice prayers but mimpi what u mean by Bugging part???? anyway take care and enjoy
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
26 Aug 08
Honestly Mimpi, I conciously try and make sure I am polite and respectful to people, especially elderly people. There have been instances when I may have unconciously been slighlty impolite or disrespectful and i've made sure i've apologised on those instances. As to how respectful I really am, it difficult for me to judge, its something i prefer to be judged on. It's something i feel very strongly about though. There have been instances that i have expressed my displeasure strongly to people who have shown some sort of disrespect to elders . You are absolutely right we are paid back by the same coin and in my case I'm sure time will tell.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
26 Aug 08
Thanks for your warm and kind words. It's most certainly an indicator of the politeness and respect that you have for people. It will take you a long way in life, i'm sure.
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
27 Aug 08
Thanks so much and the feeling is mutual. Don't ever lose the beautiful mind and the loving heart!
@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
26 Aug 08
Hi dear you know what, the best thing about the wrong things in life is that they pass eventually. And i find you to be most polite, respectful and considerate. In fact ppl like you make life so beautiful!
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@baronarthur (4187)
• Indonesia
26 Aug 08
Interesting question, but it's difficult to answer it. Trying to be a respectful person but still struggling to do it. We live in a sinful world and different culture. Of course there are some 'universal respectful' and we should practice it in our life. For me, it's far from respectful person. Because my standard is a Bible standard. But, maybe for some people I am a respectful person.. Now I am trying to show my respectful to you mimp:))
• Indonesia
26 Aug 08
We live in a sinful world.. I give you one example only. For some cultures calling their parents with their names is OK. But, in some cultures especially Asian, it's not respectful. What do you think?
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
26 Aug 08
Yes it is! But the basic idea of respect and kindness never change, does it? I get that you have still having tough time coping with the culture. But dear, its wise to look into the essence rather than the extrinsic things. That's how I feel. Good luck and try to be happy in this sinful world!
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
26 Aug 08
What a surprise here! Am I dreaming! You are a very respectful person Arthur, I tell you. But how do good values differ with respect to culture? I have no idea! Good value is universal. What do you have to say?
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@lilaclady (28207)
• Australia
26 Aug 08
Yes I can be resentful, it all depends on the situation, I don't like to be this way but I think resentment is one of those emotions you don't really have control over, it just happens.
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@lilaclady (28207)
• Australia
26 Aug 08
oooops i misread your discussion i am sorry about that, I can also be respectful, most of the time...
@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
26 Aug 08
I know you are lilaclady.... smiles....
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@ashly1979 (1376)
• United States
26 Aug 08
i am a respectful person. i love making people feel good inside.
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@nengs10 (3180)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
I would say I am. With the values that my parents have instilled in me for the past 20 years or so, I am positive that I am a respectful person. Respect doesn't stop among elders alone, it talks about how you deal and treat all the people around you regardless of age, affiliations, and the like. It's a way of life. To respect and be respected in return mean a lot to us humans. We should all think about that always to maintain harmony.
@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
29 Aug 08
nengs I just loved your thoughts and values. even I was brought up with such values like you. Thanks for your beautiful thoughts.
@laila675 (528)
• United Arab Emirates
26 Aug 08
yes i do, and i do believe also about respecting others so they can respect you tooo... but the thing is that sometimes, people take advantage of it so we should be careful too...
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
5 Sep 08
I agree. Thanks.
@djoyce71 (2511)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
Hello mimpi. Everybody wants to be respected. We have to learn to respect, and respect to learn. Good evening
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
28 Aug 08
A few words - but words of wisdom!
@mayka123 (16581)
• India
26 Aug 08
Be respected...yes I agree that this is very essential. And we are respected only if we respect ourselves and respect others. I try always to be polite and considerate to others. Even if someone is rude to me I try to avoid being disrespecful.
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
27 Aug 08
mayka cannot agree more. We have to respect ourselves and then respect others. I am glad that you do that. Thanks dear.
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@mayka123 (16581)
• India
27 Aug 08
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• United States
26 Aug 08
Well I believe I am a respectful person. I chose my profession (nursing) so I could help others and make them feel better. The best job I ever had was working in a nursing home. Some of the elderly just get dropped off and forgotten about and it always made me feel good to do something special for them,even if it was to spend some time with them talking. The elderly population have some really interesting stories about growing up in their times and I always liked to hear about that. The best thing was seeing a smile on their face when they knew I was there. So yes I hope that I'm respectful. I try to be in all areas of life.
@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
27 Aug 08
Hi dear I really appreciate. Nursing is the most noblest of professions o earth and lucky are those who can do it by their choice. It must be a great feeling to be associated wth it. Wish you love and more luch for always. Thanks.
@valeria1 (2721)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I think I am very respectful to others in any ocasion. Now I can be disrespectful also if someone is not respectful towards me!
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
27 Aug 08
That's sensible, valeria!
@insulin (2479)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
REspect is very important to one person because without it,then i don't know.:-0 I can say that I am respecful if the person I am dealing is respecting me..:-0 And yeah one thing,It's really a good thing to respect the elder person because If you didn't then it will be back to you double disrespect..:-0 God bless and have a nice day
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
29 Aug 08
Good way you explained!
@vbleble (122)
• Hong Kong
26 Aug 08
I would say I'm a respectful peson......usually, the only exception is that I am really in a bad mood or I'm very tired coz I always let my emotions control my mind. I have been practicing to control myself even when I am angrt or upset but I think I still need to pay some hard-work on it=[
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
29 Aug 08
That's sweet of you!
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@lynboobsy11 (11343)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
Hmmm that's very hard question for an individual like me to answer....but I can say we us Filipinos have the custom and habit of giving respect to others specially to elders. As a proof to this we been so very close to our parents even though we have our own families as a respect to them. And for i truly believe as what you have said if you respect someone, respect will come back to you.
@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
27 Aug 08
Lyn that's so much like here! We arealso made to think that way since childhood. Thanks for sharing.
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@ellie333 (21016)
26 Aug 08
Hi Mimipi, I think to be respectful to others is very important and all my life I have tried to be even if no respect has been shown to me back, as I won't stoop to others levels but live by my own morals. What you give out you get back in life so I always try to treat others how I wish to be treated. I am a very loving caring person on the whole but admit that I do have my moments when I am not too nice either as we all as humans have off days eh! Huggles. Ellie :D
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
27 Aug 08
I know how thoughtful you can be. I bet I know it. And we do have day offs - that's but natural. We are but humans! Love and huggles.
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@syankee525 (6261)
• United States
26 Aug 08
i say honestly i am very respectful, but i can be disrespectful as the next person if they give me a reason. 99% of the time i am very respectful..
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
27 Aug 08
Tthat makes sense!
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@harips (106)
• India
28 Aug 08
hi dear respect plays a role in our everyday life.when we go to a restaurent there is a respect,in family reunion ther is respect.you may notice it ,it is only because they were respectfull to you.if u give respest to others then you will get respect.respect will do a lot of things that help as in the futre.so be respectfull to everybody, thanks
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@likaes (496)
• Singapore
26 Aug 08
Well, I always say thank you to people who hold lifts open for me, or the people who serve me food, etc. So I think I am respectful?
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@mimpi1911 (25464)
• India
27 Aug 08
Oh yes, you ae plite and courteous. Thanks.
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28 Aug 08
i am a respectful person provided that the person respects me too. :)
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