“Respect is for those who deserve it, not for those who demand it.” ~Author unknown
|Coco / by Cindy La Ferle|
The word "respect" has been on my mind this week. Going through my quote collection, I found several gems that made me think of the folks who've earned my respect and admiration, past and present. (Sadly, most of them lived in the past.)
These days, so many people -- politicians, celebrities, athletes -- go out of their way to say and do incredibly thoughtless, disrespectful things. Our cultural climate seems to invite and encourage this.
But I'm like the dog who refuses to do a trick unless there's a treat involved: I'm not buying any of it. My respect has to be earned. ~CL