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Reverend Meteor

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Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Subj: Re: Respect
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 at 01:11:39 pm EDT (Viewed 589 times)
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Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 at 03:13:23 pm EDT (Viewed 919 times)

    does no one have your respect until they've earned it, or does everyone have your respect until they've done something to countermand it?

Hmm. I don't know if everyone has my respect right off the bat. I will be respectful to strangers or people I know in a professional setting right off the bat. If it's a friend or someone I've worked with for a long time like my co-workers or long time customers I speak my mind more freely. I'm less respectful on the internet I guess that's something I need to work on. We only get a vague idea of a person on the internet based on what they put out don't really know the person (not that I really want to I guess).

To me there is a subtle difference between having respect for someone and being respectful to someone. I can be respectful to people I do not respect. I can even be disrespectful to people I do respect if my buttons are pushed. I have one co-worker in my IT Department who is about 70. I'm sure he dislikes me but the man is a freaking genius and I'm always amazed at how sharp and current he is. I give him my respect because even though he may say snotty things to me and hurt my feelings I'm in awe of the man and what he's able to do.

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