Noun: A value that once thrived but has nearly been eradicated in the name of free speech and expressing one’s self. Back when respect ran rampant people would keep their mouths shut if they didn’t have something intelligent to say but sadly today most people choose to express their “beliefs” even when they don’t have anything of value to say. Often disrespectful people make up for the lack of intelligence by resorting to juvenile statements such as “he/she sucks”, “he/she’s a tool” or what is ironically the all time favorite of the disrespectful, “He/she/you are an idiot”. The term “idiot” is often also used by the disrespectful to label anyone who disagrees with them especially if that person can actually speak intelligently on the subject or person being discussed.
Although John disliked the governor he figured it best to show some respect and keep his opinion to himself as he had nothing constructive to say about the man. Emma on the other hand chose to express her beliefs and tweeted that the governor sucked.
by integritymatters November 26, 2011
their is no one true definition to respect. Respect is something you feel. This feeling helps you know who you should respect in life and knowing who to respect in life is one of the greatest accomplishment you can have. If you respect the right people they will help you become a better person but to achieve this you have to boost whoever you respect's self esteem to make them feel awesome, which is no problem in the first place because you respect them.
by beardmen August 18, 2011