Learning Respect by Example


A few weeks ago, a couple of my friends and I were hanging out in front of the Water World entrance, when a group of elderly women began walking towards the doors. My friends and I happened to be in the way of the door and blocking their access. One of my friends said “hey, move to the side”, and proceeded to hold the door and instructed me to hold the next door inside for them, so they wouldn’t have to go out of their way to hold the door for themselves. In my eyes, those were traits of an Omoluabi, because a child of character is supposed to be a respectful child. My friend showed me he was a child with respect. He showed me this because he did the right thing by correcting us and telling us to accommodate the elderly women’s needs of moving out of their way and holding the doors for them.


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