Sunday, December 9, 2012


50) Respect

ing it: "R-E-S-P-E-C-T".

             Affecting one's life starts with respect.

             Without, there may be no life, a short life or death.

            Lack of respect ends in homelessness, unemployment, fights, crying, depression, anxiety, divorce, split families, unhappiness, crime, murder, bloodshed, war, and death.  Look at the Middle East or the homeless or the seaside victims of Hurricane Sandy.  How about holding doors for others, not cutting lines, not cutting others off in your car.  Look at your family-filled holiday table;  how much tsouris, crying, fighting, unhappiness, and anxiety is there?

            Respect for one's health helps birth a baby.  Respect for the elements & food grow a child or keeps an adult healthier.  Respect for knowledge aids survival and teaches life skills.  Respect for others allows people to work and live together, improving quality of life and longevity.

            Respect for numbers allows families to grow, homes to be built, crops to be planted, businesses and finances to be managed, money to be counted, saved and invested.  It allows life plans to be made.  Farming & agriculture, business & trade, civilization & space travel all spawn from respect.

            If you show disrespect for others, or nature, or numbers, you may suffer.  You may have no home, food, income, clothes, savings, friends, family or life.

            Respect is basic.  Have respect.  Have respect for yourself, for others, nature, and numbers.

            John Donne said, "No (wo)man is an island".  Are you? 

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