When I witness someone who shows lack of respect for another person, my thoughts gravitate towards emotions like, shame, guilt, embarrass, greed, ignorance, insecure, and sometimes desperation for both parties involved. Why is lack of respect not an issue? Because lack of respect seems to be the “norm” anymore. For example; when a child disrespects a parent, are there consequences? Depending on the parent, right? What happens when there are no consequences to ones actions? Well, depending on where you live, how you are raised, and what social class you are in (what money can buy these days) may determine whether or not one will be reprimanded for there actions. Is it me, or does it seem as though the younger generation show little to no respect for authority figures? What happened to discipline? What happened to character and integrity? I’m sure we all have learned these very important principles at home and are continuing to teach the importance of theses principles to every generation thereafter. Right? So what the hell is going on? I can tell you that I don’t have time for it. I don’t have time to be treated disrespectfully by anyone but particularly a child. Is that the right attitude? Yes, if that child is old enough to no better than absolutely. I say, fall on your ass and learn your lesson. This sense of “entitlement” you feel you deserve will be waiting for you when you’ve earned it!
It’s not just kids anymore, it’s adults as well. I cant tell you how often I have seen grown, and I’m assuming mature, adults treat other grown mature adults as if they had no moral compass in there mind as they speak. Perhaps that’s just it. Over worked and underpaid can cause one to act out and loose self control therefore leaning towards disrespect is a sign of emotional and mental attention in my opinion. I guess I can speculate all day, but it’s a sad shame when I witness any kind of disrespect to anyone or anything (pets included).
A quote I came across I would like to share;
” When you devalue ethics and morals by proclaiming that our attitude toward them should be casual or lenient, you cant be surprised by a rising generation who then behaves disrespectfully; treating life, people, and choices as if they possess little value or worth. For whether or not that was the intention, society has taught them to believe thusly.” Richelle E. Goodrich
The saddest to me is the continuing disrespect the elderly are receiving from the younger generation. Maybe it’s tough for me because I have an aging parent. I watch her struggle out there in the world where she is misunderstood. Seems like nobody gives a damn because we are all to busy and selfishly caring for ourselves to notice how one is being treated, unless of course it’s your loved one. I would definitely step in and say something if I witnessed someone, especially an elder person, being mistreated. Would you? Would you get involved?
This is one of the reasons why I believe people can benefit from a place to relax, reevaluate and prioritize there life. It doesn’t matter where you are, who you are, what you are doing or what you’re going through. When it’s time to get out of a situation, get out! When it’s time to move on, move on! When it’s time to … prioritize you, prioritize you! When is it not??
Live, love, honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize you.