"If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you"
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881
How do we gain respect??? Do we have to respect others in order to be respected?? Or do we have to be in higher position to be respected?? What if we respect others but somehow others do not respect us back?? Or what if we are the stakeholders but no one respect us?? Who's fault is that?? Who should be blamed for?? Is there someone or something that should have to be blamed or is it comes from within us?? What if...
1. The teacher is trying too hard to teach but the students are not listening at all?? Where is the respect??
2. The parents love and nurture their kids with all their love but somehow the kids disown them or being rude towards them. Where is the respect???
3. A friend is annoyed with the other friend keeps all the secrets and hold inside her feelings in order to protect the relationship. But somehow the other friend does not acted the same way, yet she is continuing hurting the friend. Where is the respect???
What say you???
p.s: What is love without respect??