Who do I respect?
I respect everybody who deserves respect, or who has earned respect. It doesn’t take something major or extraordinary. If someone is walking the face of the earth and being a good person I can respect that.
I respect people who disagree with me as long as they can defend their position intelligently. If a person is just arguing to argue, or pointlessly shouting like all the stuff happening in politics, well, I don’t respect that at all.
I respect those who try to better the world.
I respect people who help others, especially those who have nothing to gain by helping. If you’re a “What’s in it for me” type of person or someone hoping to get something for your help, I don’t respect that. Helping somebody who has nothing to offer you is a sincere and genuine act of kindness, and I respect that.
I respect achievers.
I respect people who are responsible and can take care of themselves, because if you’re strong enough to take care of yourself, you’re capable of helping those who can’t.
I respect mentally strong people. I knew a financial advisor who had a sign on his wall that read:
“If you want to help the poor, don’t become one of them.”
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