Respecting Others Essay

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Respecting Others

The many problems we face today as a society seem to become more and more overwhelming. I believe that respect for one other is a big social issue we face today in our generation of tomorrow. We see this problem in teens, in so many places. For example, in school there is a lack of respect for students from other fellow students. At home there is a lack of respect from the children of this generation to their parents. There is also a lack of respect from young adults to most authoritative figures. First, the most apparent sign of lack of respect is in the school with students who do not respect their peers. Most students fail to recognize each other as equals because of differing economic status, race, and
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This is where the golden rule comes in to play. If the majority of students up held respect for one another by treating others as they would like to be treated, situations like Columbine may could have been avoided. The next, most apparent sign of lack of respect is in the common household from this generation. This is where the whole problem of disrespect begins, learning to disrespect or respect one another. If a juvenile has not been taught to respect his or her parents, why would that person even consider respecting anyone outside a relationship that was supposed to be close knit?
Adolescents must be taught in the home to respect others; realizing that each person has a differing situation and a different outlook on life, but before this can happen they too must be respected and regarded themselves. The best way of teaching is to lead by example. Maybe, if taught young to respect others inside the home, the majority of most young adults could avoid a life misery and trouble. This life is brought before them via their decisions in life. A good illustration of this is when teenagers turn to gangs to feel respect - the wrong kind - from one another as a substitute for what they should receive at home, thus leading to a life of violence and crime. This decision of choosing this parody of life only invites for other problems to begin, in more ways than one. If one person out of the household could sit down and ask Jack and Jill if they know
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