reblog from Spicy T on respect

Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions

This post by Spicy T is so eloquent, and spells out what is so wrong with the world — the lack of respect!
As she writes in her conclusion: “Let’s all just treat each other with some respect . . . what a concept”
And, I couldn’t agree more! Somewhere respect was removed from the catalogue of human emotions and attitudes. And if we can’t show respect to others, how can we show respect to our selves.
Thanks so much, SpicyT, for writing this and granting me the privilege to reblog it!

{disclaimer: this is my first reblog, so there are a few glitches I haven’t been able to correct. My apologies!}

Spicyt's Blog

It’s a well known phrase, “We teach others how to treat us.” So very true. If you allow others to treat you like you don’t matter, then of course they wll. We have to try to make sure we convey to people that we are worthy of respect. That we are valuable people. The very first time someone, whether a boyfriend, friend, girlfriend or family member treats you like you are “less than”, and you let it slide…well then it becomes easier and easier for them to do it and not feel bad about it.

I think sometimes we get “used” to being treated like we are not important. Maybe it starts with something as simple as not being thanked for something you did for someone, you let it go, and then the next time you do something nice for that person, they don’t feel a need to thank you…maybe…

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4 thoughts on “reblog from Spicy T on respect

  1. wendy May 16, 2012 / 10:37 am

    We too think people simply do not show respect to others. If we respected each other more there would be so much less hurt in the world, and if people respected the land they live on there would be no garbage on the streets… all comes down to respect.
    Teach a child respect and you will have thought them the secret to a better life. They may be hurt from the lack of respect others will show them, but they will love themselves, respect themselves, and feel better about being human.

    Respect. It seems to have become a secret that many have forgotten. We need to start a whole new movement of showing respect.


    • phylor May 19, 2012 / 12:07 am

      well said, my friend. And, you’ve given me an idea — let’s see if it goes so where in my mind before I get your opinion.


  2. Jane May 13, 2012 / 10:53 pm

    Phylor, Thank you so much for reposting this. This is so close to my heart, it feels as if T wrote it for me and me alone, and as if you reposted it for me and me alone. But as it turns out, this is so important that it speaks to so very many of us.

    Hugs. It’s good to know that even if we don’t get the respect we deserve in one place, we can look to each other for kindness, respect, and support. My very best to you.


    • phylor May 13, 2012 / 11:57 pm

      I’m glad I reblogged the post. When I read it, I was just blown away by how true and important her words and sentiment was. She’d be very happy to know how much her words touched you like that.
      Take good care, (((((hugs)))))


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