A profession that commands true respect.
July 1, 2009 9:34am CST
A person in his/her life has to choose a profession to win his bread. There are doctors, engineers, astronauts, scientists, and the list can just go on and on maybe ending on murderers and contract killers. I was pondering what is that profession where people would truly from their bottom of their heart, would respect you. The respect is true and honest without any impositions or prejudice or perhaps commands. An Army officer is respected but I wonder whether every salute which he gets is true and "Really" out of respect, it even could be for the implications of the rank which the officer holds. To me I think that a teacher is the most respected person.A teacher moulds a child's future and a child's heart isn't adulterated, so teaching really is a profession which deserves respect and gratitude. Would you agree with me or do you differ. Can you reason me out? Your thoughts are very important to me
• United States
21 Jul 09
The most respected profession...wow, this one is making me think! I honestly don't think teachers are very respected anymore. The reason why I think this is parents aren't going out of their ways to thank them any longer, and some teachers simply don't do the job right. I'm 20 years old, so high school isn't that far behind me. In high school, I was the only one I knew who brought gifts to my teachers for holidays and at the end of classes because I was thanking them. And when I did do that, everyone else looked at me like, "What is she doing?!" I read that someone mentioned doctors, and I don't really agree with this either. Many patients butt heads with the doctors because they want certain tests done that the doctor says they don't need...they want this or that medication but the doctor says it would be risky...people flock to doctors but then don't want to take their advice. In my opinion, I respect everyone who works in customer service the most, because you have to deal with so many rude and nasty people when you work in that field. And if you do the job right and with a smile, WOW you must be a good human being! It is a job with low to no respect from nearly everyone you meet, low to no benefits, hardly any pay, and you never get thanks. Yet, millions of people are employed in this profession. From a societal point of view, I keep thinking of people who take care of senior citizens and do it right, because that is rare and they are doing a job family members usually do. People that run shelters, whether for people or animals. Soldiers get a lot of respect as well, just for being soldiers and wearing their attire. I can't stop on just one, but maybe I've thrown a few ideas out there. :)
22 Jul 09
Hi, That is a wonderful response and you have really put your thoughts very well. I love teachers especially who take the responsibility on their shoulders to mould children into great human beings. Doctors are turning out to be money making maniacs atleast here in my country doctors are no saints. They ask the patients to get their blood tests done or get an x-ray and the doctors have an arrangement with the pathologists for a percentage. Yup I will agree with you that people in customer service or in that regard my profession is also thankless and we do really get a tough time with the customers. Thank you so very much for a really wonderful and deeply thoughtful response. Happy myloting, Bodhi
• United States
22 Jul 09
Thank you for the compliment! Even though I didn't give a straight answer, I do think it depends on a person's perception of things. Doctors technically save lives, but unless you know someone who has been saved by one, you most likely wouldn't have that level of respect. Thanks again...and like I said in my response, you really had me thinking there! :)
6 Jul 09
I feel Doctors are the most respected lot, if instead of using their profession for earning a lot they truly serve the patients then they are respected as Gods. The way good doctors are respected so is the case with good teachers. Some of the teachers do not teach their students sincerely so they are not respected but those who do justice to the profession are respected a lot.