Respect.

A lot has been said about the word you just read in the title but how much have we actually felt it?

Our definitions keep changing every day and with every action of other people and our own but what’s the history of this word?

Quoting from Wikipedia:

Respect is a positive feeling of esteem or deference for a person or other entity (such as a nation or a religion), and also specific actions and conduct representative of that esteem. Respect can be a specific feeling of regard for the actual qualities of the one respected (e.g., “I have great respect for her judgment”). It can also be conduct in accord with a specific ethic of respect.

Respect can be both given and/or received. Depending on an individual’s cultural reference frame, respect can be something that is earned. Respect is often thought of as earned or built over time. Often, continued caring interactions are required to maintain or increase feelings of respect among individuals. Chivalry, by some definitions, contains the outward display of respect.”

That’s how the world defines it and did you notice the examples given out there? (Nation or Religion) It all has been ingrained in our mind to measure people and so are our minds adhered to it.

What I truly feel is that Respect is kind of a mutual appreciation. You give respect. You get respect. It is as simple as that. How often do we initiate though? The first thought in our mind about someone else is always negative. Isn’t it?

Is this person trustworthy? What has he/she done in the past? Can I rely to share something? Is he/she even worth respecting? And then the continuous chain of self approval which leads us to not give a damn.

There is no certain purpose of writing this post, it’s not about changing perception or sharing an opinion, it’s just about how calculative we have become, how much we keep doubting and how we have stopped living and trusting.

Break this chain. Move out of the endless circle of dilemma and breathe easy. The world is not as bad as it appears on social media platforms or TV channels. There is more to it and always will be. ☺