I don't think anyone who puts himself or herself above other people deserves my respect. And, I don't think the people who are publicly being rude, inconsiderate and demeaning to others realize what bad images they are creating.
John Daly, an etiquette expert, friend and associate of mine, told me that to get respect, you need to earn it. The same goes for love. If you want it, you need to be willing to give it.
Even the vampires, that's right the blood-craving kindred in my Snow Blood Series, understand compassion, respect, and love.
Honestly, I think rude behavior generally goes back to low self-esteem and the lack of love for self. After all, if you can't respect and love yourself unconditionally, how can you feel that way about anyone else? This goes back to the premise I put forth in Luke's Tale.You have to learn to love who you are before you can care about other people. Once you are at peace with yourself, you can be right with everyone else. Does that make sense?
Do you disagree? I would love to hear your thoughts on it, because I think we're getting to the point where we need to expect people to "own their behavior." When they are rude or disrespectful or unloving, we need to "call" them on it. I think often that many people don't realize the damage that they do to themselves or others when they live in an egocentric world that is void of self-love.
Comment below and share your thoughts with me. This is something that is weighing on me heavily, and I would love to have your thoughts about it.
Til Next Time,