We are human, we make mistakes and no one is perfect. But we have the freedom to choose and do what we want by rights. Have you ever been stuck in a situation where you question why someone treats you a certain way? Or acts like you are not a human being? Well, we have all been taught differences between what is right and wrong, but sometimes they don’t match up with others. Others may not see it as being a problem, when others see it as a big issue. Whether it is being disrespectful, bullying, violence, or physical and mental abuse none of these options should be purposely done in order to handle a situation or put someone down.
Practice what you preach; this is a common phrase we hear from our mentors, teachers, and sometimes parents. If your actions don’t match your words, and words don’t match your actions this puts you and others in a sticky situation.
Being 20 years young and a female, I have come across and seen a lot of disrespect purposely towards people because of how they look, what they believe in, or what they strive to do in life. I’m sure everyone has their own personal story of a hard time they have been through or seen where others or their self were not respected. Especially being a girl, I have seen just about everything when it comes to girl world, and it can get really nasty! Life and rights is something I am very passionate about and if someone is being hurt or put down because they don’t have the same opinion or interests as you and the only way you want to handle it is by telling them they are wrong, they are stupid, or make fun of them then you need a reality check. The reason percentages have increased of people having eating disorders, committing suicide, hurt themselves, or have bad anxiety is because they put themselves down due to how others treat them.
We cannot control or see the unknown, but we can prepare and train ourselves to have better actions and intentions towards one another. The Golden Rule “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matt. 7:12).
I certainly want to be respected by the people I’m surrounded by and encounter, and I’m sure all of you want the same. Simply, treat others how you would want to be treated. Imagine if we all followed the golden rule; our world would be golden! If you don’t agree, have different opinions, or choose to live your life differently than someone so be it, there are multiple polite ways and forms of communication to let the person know that respectfully. Also, remember you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends.
If you have problems try to work it out with respect towards each other. It’s called common courtesy people! If it doesn’t work out then stay away from them, don’t go out of your way to make their life miserable just because you don’t get along or agree.
Respect people’s feelings, even if it doesn’t mean anything to you, it may mean everything to them.