Aretha Franklin coos ... All I'm askin' (oo)... Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
RESPECT is to be BESTOWED and EARNED and not ASKED OF nor CLAIMED.
Many makes the mistakes that this comes automatically with age and with status.
Well, pirated versions of it maybe but not the true genuine ones.
RESPECT is a weird element.
It is a REALIZATION of someone's value and dignity and trust ... and is BESTOWED upon those who so deserves it.
An incident in my niece's school put me on the blood-trail of comments about RESPECT.
A so-called educator tried educating the students on RESPECT by literally bitching about why she was NOT invited to a gathering ... because she is a teacher! Kids nowadays sees far more than when I was their age; learn more; experience more and definitely know more. By humiliating a child into truly respecting oneself is not the name of the game, not anymore.
Many who share the box where I tick my age will tell you that in our days, RESPECT sometimes is equated with FEAR. At least the representation of RESPECT at that time. But deep in our hearts, we know who we REALLY respect.
So RESPECT = FEAR is so last century!
Welcome the new era of RESPECT = I dig you! I know what you are about! And I like it! is in.