Respect is honoring the worth or dignity in a person or process.
We respect: Places like church, hospital, and library; Things like books, money; and People like parents, friends, teachers, elders.
One of the ways of respecting others is by cultivating the habit of using words like “please” and “thank You” in our conversations.
Here are some ways to treat others with respect:
- Don’t insult people or make fun of them.
- Listen to others when they speak.
- Value other people’s opinions.
- Don’t mock or tease people.
- Don’t talk about people behind their backs.
- Be sensitive to other people’s feelings.
- Try to learn something from the other person.
- Never stereotype people.
“I must respect the opinion of others even if I disagree with them.” - Herbert H. Lehman
“Man and his deed are two distinct things. Whereas a good deed should call forth approbation, and a wicked deed disapprobation, the doer of the deed, whether good or wicked always deserves respect or pity as the case may be.” – Mahatma Gandhi