The Importance Of Respect In Today's Role In Society

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Imagine a world where children could treat their parents and elders as their friends, a world without gentlemen, a world where everyone has the freedom to choose not to follow the laws, a world where achievements are insulted; a world without respect. Wouldn’t it be too chaotic? In an online dictionary, respect is defined basically as esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person. However, respect may go far beyond this. Respect is the basis of the society in which we live. Although many look at respect as simply treating another person or thing with kindness, this word has various aspects. For instance, one does not give an elder the same type of respect that one gives to peers or oneself. Also, one does not give equal amounts of respect to those in authority and those at the same level of oneself. However, regardless of one’s role in society, everyone is expected to give respect to others in the same way one would want to be respected. Everyone is worth of being respected but the amount of respect that one receives depend on many factors such as authority, achievements and importance. Furthermore, respect involves different dimensions like its various types, manners of showing it, factors that affect it, and its effects especially to the youths. Respect has different types depending on the relationship between two persons (the respecter and the respected), some characteristic, and the point of view from which respect is given. In an online article by Ater
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