The word respect came from the Latin word “respectus” which means attention, regard or consideration. Respect is a way of treating or thinking about something or someone. People respect others who are impressive for any reason, such as being in authority e.g. a teacher or cop — or being older — like a grandparent.
You show respect by being polite and kind. It’s an unspoken way of communication which builds unshaken and strong relations between people respecting each other. When a person shows respect for someone, then it means that the person has some value for him. So respect others and make them to respect you.
These are the values that we impart to our students at Eklavya School – top school in Jalandhar city.
If we’re looking to improve our relationships, whether business or personal, try these five easy ways to show your gratitude and respect for others:
- Listen, it sounds easy, but listening–truly listening–can be one of the hardest skills to master.
- Encourage others.
- Be Helpful to others.
- Say Thank You.
We should teach our children to Respect and Honor their Elders. We can ask our elders for advice, discuss Family history and traditions, eat together, and spend quality time with them. Also tell them how much we appreciate and respect them
It is important to treat others with respect in order to have positive relationships. If we treat them with kindness, they will be kind back.
Encouraging mutual respect will help to reduce workplace stress, conflict and problems. An increase in workplace respect will help to improve communication between colleagues, increase teamwork and reduce conflict. It will increase productivity, knowledge and understanding.
With daily pressures on all of us, we often overlook opportunities to thank and compliment people we are with. One should take time to show appreciation and gratitude. It does not only make other person feel better but they will feel uplifted as well. If we want our relationships to do well remember two basic guidelines for success; mutual respect and gratitude.
Types of respect
There are many types of respect. The most important of which are: self-respect, for others, for social norms, for nature, for values, for laws and norms, for culture and for the family.
For self: This kind refers to the ability to respect oneself, to value and appreciate oneself. Accepting one regardless of what others think.
For others: This kind refers to the act of tolerating, accepting and considering another person, even though there may be differences between you, or between the ways you think.
For social norms: This kind refers to the ability to respect all the norms that govern society. Like respecting other people’s belongings, letting them speak and listening to them, respecting others’ opinions.
For nature: This kind refers to the appreciation of the environment e.g. animals, plants, rivers, etc.. This type of respect would be; not throwing garbage in rivers, forests, or fields, not wasting water, not harming animals or insects, recycling, using environmentally friendly products etc.
For the family: This kind implies being able to understand and respect each other within the family
For values: This kind refers to the ability to honor our own principles.
For national symbols: This kind refers to the ability to value and appreciate the symbols of a nation e.g. the National anthem or the flag.
For human beings: This type refers to the ability to comply with legal norms, respect laws, etc.
Respect towards others is to be respectful towards people who are a key aspect in life to form and maintain positive relationships and to become successful. If we treat others with kindness, they will be kind to us.