I am writing this essay on respect due to the fact that i disrespected an
NCO that highly lacks it among his soldiers. Hopefully by writing this essay it'll help this NCO understand
the definition of respect and maybe he will figure out why he does not have any.
Respect, it is something everyone wants, not many have, and few want to give. Some people would appreciate having
a little bit of respect from others, and some should make efforts to show some more respect. Unfortunately, this does
not happen all the time. Maybe this is because respect is not clearly understood. What is respect? The dictionary defines
it as an act of giving particular attention or high or special regard. Another definition shows respect as a feeling or attitude
of admiration and deference toward somebody or something. This does not explain completely what it is, but at least it gives
us an idea about what it may be. As a matter of fact, there are many forms of respect.
Some people say that you should give respect to everyone. Other people say that respect should be earned. I think that respect
is a two way street. To get respect you have to give respect. Respect is neither a right nor a privilege; it is something that you earn
over time through your actions.
In this paper I will argue that respect, when earned, is more stable, more specific, and allows for a better relationship then when respect
is simply demanded. Respect has been a major issue throughout time. Towns and countries alike were crushed simply for disrespecting their
invaders. Vlad Dracul, a Transylvanian ruler most feared for his barbaric behavior used to cut off the heads nonconformist villagers and place
them on stakes outside his castle. The reason this issue is so important is because if respect is unjustly demanded by everyone, everywhere, all the
time, the idea of respect, will be cheapened and true...