View Poll Results: Who is worthy of Respect of these options?

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    22 36.07%
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    34 55.74%
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Thread: Respect.

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    Re: Respect.

    I generally respect everyone we wouldnt survive as people if we didnt think that way.
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    Re: Respect.

    C.S. Lewis once pointed out that, next to the Eucharist, the Holiest object you were likely to run into was your neighbor. I would say that, for the Christian, disrespect for other individuals isn't really much of a legitimate option.


    with the exception of car salesmen who do their own television commercials. i'm pretty sure there are special rules allowing everyone to hate those people.

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    Re: Respect.

    I also come from the treat respectfully by default group. My [i[actual respect of them as a person[/i], however, must be earned... or lost.

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    Re: Respect.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    C.S. Lewis once pointed out that, next to the Eucharist, the Holiest object you were likely to run into was your neighbor. I would say that, for the Christian, disrespect for other individuals isn't really much of a legitimate option.


    with the exception of car salesmen who do their own television commercials. i'm pretty sure there are special rules allowing everyone to hate those people.
    Awesome comment from CS Lewis.
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    Re: Respect.

    I try to treat everyone with respect whether I feel they deserve it or not-- they either deserve it, or my behavior will encourage them to try harder.

    I don't always succeed, but the thought is never far from my mind.

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    Re: Respect.

    One thing I am noticing more and more as I get older is that respect is almost a currency. Those I respect, treat with kindness, dignity, etc are often the ones who will give me a helping hand when I need it. Almost always to my surprise. This seems more and more true for those on the lowest end of the totem pole (maybe they appreciate it more or something, I don't know)

    Something similar but not directly related. Those at the lowest end of the totem pole often have interesting and unique practical talents as well.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 01-29-11 at 06:03 AM.

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    Re: Respect.

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    This all started when you couldn't take a joke.
    Don't quit your day job, you're a crappy comedian.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Re: Respect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Name: Amy Lynne Bower
    Age: 35
    Occupation: Hair Dresser
    Race: Black

    Name: Jose Chavez Gonzales
    Age: 20
    Occupation: College Student
    Race: Hispanic

    Name: Hun Lee
    Age: 67
    Occupation: Retired
    Race: Asian

    Name: John Smith
    Age: 44
    Occupation: None
    Race: White

    Name: Mohammed Ackbar
    Age: 51
    Occupation: Store Clerk
    Race: Arab

    Name: You insert someone you know.

    This is all you know of these people. Do they deserve your respect?

    There is no "other" option in the Poll because its a straight yes/no anwer. With the exception of the person that you know personally you either respect them all or you don't respect any of them.
    I voted none of them. I do not know any of these people.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: Respect.

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    One thing I am noticing more and more as I get older is that respect is almost a currency. Those I respect, treat with kindness, dignity, etc are often the ones who will give me a helping hand when I need it. Almost always to my surprise. This seems more and more true for those on the lowest end of the totem pole (maybe they appreciate it more or something, I don't know)

    Something similar but not directly related. Those at the lowest end of the totem pole often have interesting and unique practical talents as well.
    Respect costs me nothing, but is a priceless commodity in human interactions. I've worked with criminals and thugs for a living. Treating people with respect and dignity is something that is always to my advantage.

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