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Post by kevobuda » 20 Aug 2017, 07:21

Do you think its possible to receive respect and honour if you don't have money and power in today's world ?

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Post by aboladeoluwatise » 21 Aug 2017, 19:15

Depends on the thinking of the person to give you the respect

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Post by readandsmile » 21 Aug 2017, 20:20

Power and Pride is dangerous. It is the cause of different conflicts and begot different negative effects. Too many people will sacrifice their life to counterfeit.
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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 21 Aug 2017, 21:30

well, that depends on situation, environment and gathering also. If people around you are aren't show off and materialistic and they admire things in a ways that they truly are. Then, you will be respected and honoured, doesn't matter if you have a penny in your account or billions. But unfortunately, if you are surrounded by people who worship money. Then, definitely you are gonna need money and power, that is gonna push them to respect you. That's reality
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Post by Miriam Molina » 21 Aug 2017, 22:05

From a reality TV show that features people living together, I picked up a gem of a quote. "Respect is earned and not bought."

Respect that is given to the powerful and monied (who become so because of corruption) is only for show and for the expected benefits. Deep inside, these people think the worst of their corrupt benefactors.

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Post by bruin » 22 Aug 2017, 00:58

It depends on who you care to have respect and honor from. Power and money do not guarantee respect and honor. Sometimes it can just force respect out of fear. There are many other characteristics of a person that can garner respect and honor over any amount of money. Power and money to make a lot of things happen, but those are not always one's priorities to live a respectful and honorable life.

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Post by Quinto » 22 Aug 2017, 08:58

Respect and power is relative. My drive in this respect would be selflessness. I only pursue money and power that is to aid others and make the world a better place and not to attain an idol status, in which case it then becomes self centered and hollow.

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Post by Vivian Paschal » 22 Aug 2017, 11:59

I think it is possible to be respected without having money or power if you have self respect and respect others. It is like they say, respect is reciprocal. But to every rule, there is an exception. Sometimes, it depends on the person from whom you expect the respect. People without the proper mindset will still disrespect people with self respect if they do not have power and money.

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Post by Amagine » 24 Aug 2017, 10:32

I believe that if you are a kind and generous person, you'll definitely earn people's respect. You don't need money or power to get it.
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Post by walter7 » 24 Aug 2017, 14:56

Respect comes out in different way it can be fear,power or even your main character which makes peaple to respect you, so I don't think money only can do that

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Post by Onyinyechukwu » 24 Aug 2017, 21:36

Yes I do. Money isn't a substitute for true value. Value can go with money, but the most important thing is the person first before the possession. The right people will respect a respectable person, others will respect only what appears good. We must learn to see beyond the surface for both the rich and the poor.

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Post by Atabon Della » 25 Aug 2017, 16:21

Though difficult I think one can still get respwctband honour nowadays without having much money. It can be due to many different reasons. For example, one can command respect by simply maintaining some principles that many others can't. Or for heroic acts that they do. It's all possible for me.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 26 Aug 2017, 06:29

readandsmile wrote:Power and Pride is dangerous. It is the cause of different conflicts and begot different negative effects. Too many people will sacrifice their life to counterfeit.
I agree that power and pride are dangerous. They can not be the basis of respect.

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Post by Darakhshan Nazir » 29 Aug 2017, 01:35

walter7 wrote:Respect comes out in different way it can be fear,power or even your main character which makes peaple to respect you, so I don't think money only can do that
Well said. But I believe it depends upon your surrounding and society
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Post by ReadingRebecca » 29 Aug 2017, 18:10

Absolutely. A good man will always command respect in my book.
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