Thank you, Fred. I agree that every behavior is not worthy of respect.
I see the value of human life & potential separate from earning respect. A person who honors and respects themselves will act in an honorable way — thus earning respect. A person who deems themselves unworthy of respect (consciously or subconsciously) will behave in dishonorable ways. Healing the broken inner perception will change the outward behavior. I know it changed my life.