What does respect mean to me? Respect for me is a deep feeling that influences the way one treats someone who they consider important. Positive feelings and feelings of admiration for that someone are conveyed through actions and speech. Respect for me is reserved for those who I feel are deserving. I believe that true respect, the type of respect that comes from the heart, is built through a bond of mutual admiration and understanding between two people. Being polite, honest and obedient to someone else; not just to impress them, not to receive something in return, not because of their title or because of societal norms and expectations, but because you have a genuine relationship and could not imagine treating them any other way. Respect is not only reserved for those who are superior or who have authority over you. I believe one must give respect in order to receive it. True respect is mutual and at the core of all good relationships. Being courteous and having good manners is very different than truly respecting someone. Respect is personal and connects one’s own values, morals, opinions, views, experiences, and feelings with someone else’s. Good manners and courtesy should be taught and practiced by all, but true respect cannot be taught and does not have to be expressed the way others want. True respect comes from within, it is all yours to give and cannot be dictated by anyone but yourself.
Post Views: 153 The Yoruba accord great respect for those who use the language with great expertise and intellect. The language is rich in idioms and proverbs and like the Yoruba, the legal profession equally accords great respect for the intelligent and expert use of language. The proficient use of the Omoluabi virtue of “Oro […]
Post Views: 131 Mental health is the foundation for thinking, communication, learning, resilience and self-esteem. Mental health is also key to relationships, and emotional well-being in the community or society. Mental health also includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and behave. It helps to determine how we handle […]
Post Views: 185 Oro siso means spoken words. In the beginning, words were used in the creation of life. The creator of our universe used words to bring the universe to reality. I learned that without words, a thought can never become a reality. Using respectable words are traits of an Omoluabi and this means […]