Respect 

Respect 

I hear the word “respect” all day. Someone wants their opinion to be respected. Someone ele is making accusations that another person disrespected them. What is respect, anyway? I define it as treating others and yourself with worth. Well, to me that seems an easy task. However somewhere along the way it came to mean giving someone power. Power to think for you. Power to treat you as they see fit. Power to be in control of you. This is not respect. This is Tyranny.
I would much rather we demand more tangible and necessary things. Ideals that are seriously lacking from today’s society. I demand compassion, forgiveness, kindness, empathy and patience. Those are the true measure of a person who deserves “respect” from me. It should be for all mankind. 
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

-Dr. Seuss

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