Respect is earned

Tolerance can be imposed but respect is earned. Like love, it’s not something that can’t be enforced with rules.

tolerance: intentional avoidance of destructive action
respect: feeling of appreciation toward someone’s behavior as in “I like what they do”
disrespect: absence of respect
love: feeling of appreciation toward a whole person rather than specific behavior
hatred: feeling that someone should not be around (?)

Martin Jambon, September 20, 2022