Okay Sugas, because calling someone disrespectful sounds better than a whiny baby who can’t admit they simply got their feelings hurt. There is a big difference between disrespect and disagreeing.
Lets start with the obvious: (according to Webster) A) Re·spect noun \ri-ˈspekt\: a feeling of admiring someone or something that is good, valuable, important, etc.
B) a feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc., and should be treated in an appropriate way
Right there, something to be admired as good valuable or important, so is it disrespect if I don’t like something? Different people agree and disagree with different points of views, because you may have learned or think different does not mean you’re disrespecting anyone. One must first made a decision about a person or subject and determine rather or not its something you place value in.
The real issue: people don’t like to be proven wrong, challenged or something they really care about being a topic of discussion, something that can be put down- their weakness, which is nothing more than opinions made from facts.
Being respectful is treated as synonymous with being nice, disrespectful as with sinning. Who decided to put so much pressure on being nice. The “yes” men/women are not respected, the person who says “thank you” may not be given you respect- just courtesy.
You can not demand respect- its something that is given based on a decision someone makes according the their lives and how they want to live it, many people say everyone deserves respect. Well, to deserve something is in line with entitlement,(having a right to) special privileges, you’re rights are clearly outlined and protected by law- you’re feelings are not.
Is it possible to accidentally disrespect someone? From experience I will say yes, because I’ve done it. I may not know something or simply not agree with it, doesn’t mean any comment or action was intentionally disrespectful. Now the thing about respect & disrespect is how the receiver interprets it. All determinations of respect/disrespect is based on the opinion of the person on the receiving it. If an opinion is disrespectful to you, its because you allowed it to be. Stop thinking you’re entitled to have someone always agree with you, or be exempt from any challenge.
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