Personal Essay: The Importance Of Respect

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Every human being and every nation has the right to be respected. Respect means a lot of different things for different people. But what is respect to you? Do you really respect your family, your teachers, your friends or your classmates? Have you thought if you are really being respectful? For me, respect means being treated with consideration and esteem and to be willing to treat people similarly. It also means to have a regard for other peoples ' feelings, listening to people and hearing them, giving them your full attention. Even more importantly, respect means treating people with dignity. Are you doing these things today with all the people around you? Or are you doing these things all the time? If not, you should listen to what I am about to say. Respect is the first positive step in building a relationship. You don´t have to like a person or understand his or her point of view to give them respect. Respect comes with the belief that a person or culture can have beliefs contradictory to ours and we should still honor them, respect is a fundamental right of all human beings.

Without respect we would not be able to follow laws, and we would not have a civilized society where people are allowed to live, have liberty, and be fully happy. I think that respect is to be a
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It is the responsibility of our families and our schools to teach us what respect is. As children we are taught to respect our parents, our teachers, and the elders, also to respect the school rules and the traffic laws, our family and the cultural traditions, and to respect other people 's feelings and rights, our country 's flag, the truth and people 's differing opinions. It is during the formative years of our youth that we form these important opinions about respect and understanding, empathy and sympathy. It is from our schools and families that we learn these important concepts and ultimately, we learn to respect by being

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