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Respect is earned by giving it to others

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Respect is something that should be given and received by all.

There are so many people in this world who lack respect, yet they believe they should automatically receive it.

When you see a person in the hallway as you walk to class and they say hi, it does not hurt for you to say hi back. So many people just glare back as if it brutally offended them for you to say hi to them.

What is wrong with today’s society? We have no reason to act this way.

We at The Daily Eastern News feel that everyone deserves to be respected, regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation and anything else that represents who you are.

If more people would take the time to just be a little nicer to everyone they interact with each day, the world would be so much simpler and easier.

We do not always know what is going on in someone’s personal life or what they are struggling with, so a smile or greeting never hurts.

It gets very frustrating when someone complains about people mistreating them or not respecting them, yet they themselves do not respect the other person.

As previously stated, everyone should be respected, but respect is also earned.

You have to take the initiative to be kind to strangers, help a stranger in need and be polite to those you encounter.

All too often, people are being mistreated because of who they are, and this is not acceptable by any means.

Who cares if a man is sexually attracted to another man? Who cares if your friend wants to date a guy that you do not exactly find attractive?

Be respectful of other people and their choices. It is their life, and they get to do with it what they please.

We should not shame anyone for who they are, what they wear, what they like and what they dislike.

Lets all be respectable human beings and share the kindness that we receive from others.

The only bad thing that can come out of that is that we do not receive the respect back, but at least we can say we did our part.

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Respect is earned by giving it to others