Self-respect and Respecting Others
Every man or women who have ever walked this earth has always lived by some sort of moral code, or in other words a personal philosophy. A personal philosophy is a something that guides you in life. Many people develop their own unique personal ethics by learning from the people who play a huge role in their lives. What I value the most in my life is treating others with respect.
Both of my parents have had a huge impact on my understanding of the world. If it weren’t for them I probably wouldn’t have come to the personal philosophy that I still have established today. Growing up I was always watching and learning from the actions that my parents made. Every choice they made led to the evolution of my moral code. To me, my Dad is like my life coach because he has taught me many things throughout my life. I remember when I was younger I used to get bullied for being Asian. I’d always come home sad and my parents would wonder why, but I would never tell them why I was so upset. Eventually, I opened up to them and my dad told me something along the lines of, ”no matter where you come from, or what skin color you have, not everyone is gonna like who you are, but none the less you should always have respect for them and what they choose to believe, because what matters is how you look at yourself”. Over time this message grew on me because it then led to me developing the concept of having self-respect and respecting others.
How it works
There are multiple ways to apply the value of respect into the world. A few ways you can do that is by respecting yourself and the people around you. You should respect yourself because it will build up your self-esteem and you will overall feel more comfortable and confident about yourself. By doing this then the people around you will start to admire you. It is important to respect the people around because we live in a world that is very violent. I’ve seen and heard so many terrible tragedies that have happened because felt indifferent towards someone else. Instead of just understanding why someone thinks a certain way people tend to tarnish one’s character.
There are many reasons why you should be respectful. The first reason being that if you disrespect someone’s beliefs then it could end up bad. For example, if you and a friend both have a different opinion on a subject, whether it be politically or religiously, you should not disrespect their opinion because then it can destroy the friendship that you had built. Not only can this destroy friendships but it can destroy relationships built between countries as well. Even if you don’t agree with someone’s ideology you should always respect it because it can go a long way.
In conclusion, being respectful can go a long way. Many people don’t seem to be able to grasp the concept of this, but once you start to comprehend this life skill it can not only benefit but others around you.