Lack Of Respect

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.

About Cassandra Pavolic

As a retired performer for 25 years transitioning careers has been difficult. I truly enjoyed my career as an aerialist performer. I was fortunate enough to see the world, traveled many places and met people from all cultures. I learned a tremendous amount about life and people during my years traveling than I would in a school setting. The one thing I took away from being on the road is that no matter what ethnic background you are, we are all so similar. A smile is a smile in every language (happiness or contentment). Expressions of all emotions have the same meaning around the world. For this reason we are similar, and I somehow find that comforting. I'm now 50! It's hard to believe I'm fifty already! I reflect on my accomplishments as well as my failures up to date. Both are irrelevant to what I value most. I value people and relationships. I value my deity, it is the number one thing that keeps me stable. Being true to myself is a portion of my "food" in regards to my decision making. When I steer away from being my true self I am disappointed. Exercise, taking walks, and being still are another source of "food" in my life. I like to be still, listen and observe all things. I have been this type of person since a young child. Perhaps one of the reasons why I take an interest in Personality Psychology and my recent studies human behavior. I hold an Associates degree in Music/Theater/Dance from Dean College in MA. I quickly realized I wanted to perform, therefore my journey began immediately after graduating from Dean. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as a Certified Personal Trainer. I am curious, I am persistent and I am passionate. I'm on a mission to be a better person, to help those who want to help themselves, and to share my thoughts, opinions, experiences to anyone who gives a damn. All in hoping that what I have to offer will change lives as you learn to keep your priorities in order. And so I started prioritize you.
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