The Curse of Respect

Odd title, I know but I was explaining to a friend how in my culture (Edo/Bini) showing respect to those older than you, is very important. We do this in many ways, by kneeling down to greet our elders, by helping them, by giving them first dibs on food and drink and in some cases by following their word unquestionably.

This last part that got to me, I have many on occasions witnessed people getting upset because their advice wasn't followed. One example I witnessed was with my friend and her aunt. My friend's aunt almost forced my friend to use a texturizing hair gel on her five-year-old…



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