Respect And Disrespect In Society

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What is the definition of respect? Respect is defined as the quality or state of being esteemed according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Society, thus far, has been based off of respect, but in a world where respect has seemed to have begun to start disappearing; what exactly could happen to society itself? Society can handle some disrespect but if disrespect begins to take control, disrespect could very well become the new norm and lead to dangerous consequences down the road.
Respect has been around since the dawn of the human race. Leaders have been granted respect from making a tough decision in hard times to authoritative positions. Respect is not a trait that has the capability to be gained overnight. Respect is a trait that can be wiped away from just one mistake an individual makes. Leaders have a huge impact on society. For example, current President Donald Trump, has received huge amounts of disrespect from decisions he has made while in office or remarks he made on the campaign trail. This form of disrespect has huge consequences on society. Society is not functioning in a healthy way due to examples like this. This is not about whether an individual likes the President or not this is about showing respect. When the youth see this form of disrespect, it lays the grounds for how the youth will teach their children. Could society really function with this continuing growth of disrespect? I do not believe society can survive if there is no more

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