+192 Respect is earned. It can not be demanded, amirite?

by Anonymous 11 months ago

Mad respect is earned. There is a general kind of low-level respect that should be extended to everyone until it's broken. But to your general point, yes - people who demand respect are tools. What's the GOT quote? **"Any man who must say, 'I am the king,' is no true king."**

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I think this is the popular opinion. "Demanding respect" is a notion brought up by a minority of people. "Resepct is earned" is far more common.

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I read this and can only hear Cartman screaming "Rehspect mah ahthoritay!"

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I was once disrespected by a dude but this was before that he learned that his accomplishments were nowhere near mine. Kinda funny how some people will judge you before they know you. **Twice the pride, double the fall.** I usually get the last laughter.

by Anonymous 11 months ago

Respect should be given freely until someone gives you a reason to remove it. Saying you have to earn people's respect is implying that they are above you and to you are lesser. If someone doesn't respect you why are you obligated to make them like you first?

by Anonymous 11 months ago

Yeah this isn't unpopular. > if you feel like you're not being treated well and disrespected, you have to demand respect. I don't think I've ever heard someone say this except maybe incels

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I dont think this is an unpopular opinion. In fact its a common saying.

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I've never heard respect being demanded unless the person in question was really insecure. Respect usually is earned or in some cases given. I'm not too sure about demanded

by Anonymous 11 months ago

Big agreement. So often those of higher job ranks, family age. Think they somewhat think they automatically deserve so kind of reverence or something.

by Anonymous 11 months ago

I think "earning respect" is more important, and I've always been under the impression that earning it is more common than demanding it, in terms of expressions. If you demand respect, it can very easily make you seem like a selfish asshole. If you earn it, which isn't always going to happen, depending on the person (sadly), you're usually seen as a decent, even good, person because people have naturally realised you deserve respect. For example... You're in a class, with a teacher who is a really rude and demanding person. They don't really deserve respect, they just expect it. Meanwhile, the cool teacher, who is chilled out and everybody likes, is probably going to be respected naturally. Usually. There's exceptions, of course. I hope this made sense too, my brain no work good most days.

by Anonymous 11 months ago

A level of respect should always begin upon meeting. Too many people believe that respect is binary it is not

by Anonymous 11 months ago