What Ever Happened to Respect?

Since most of my posts are tutorial in nature, I started out wanting to write about an entirely different subject.  My heart and mind, though, have been experiencing some heaviness lately.  I’ve been wondering, “What ever happened to respect?“.

Here’s a Simple Definition of Respect:

: a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important, etc.

: a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc., and should be treated in an appropriate way

: a particular way of thinking about or looking at something

Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary

I think I’m suffering from political and social media overload.  It doesn’t matter which “side of the aisle” you’re on, disrespect and rudeness are just part of today’s conversation.  Have you seen the political ads lately?  Try going through your Facebook feed and see how many times you read rude and negative comments; probably not things that would be said in a face-to-face conversation.

It takes just as much time to smile as to frown.  It takes just as much effort to say something kind as it does to say something unkind.  The outcome of our actions can mean the difference between someone’s good day or bad.

Please enjoy this video.  We don’t always know how our actions will impact others.

What can we do to bring more peace and joy into the conversation?

What Ever Happened to Respect?
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