Power and pride

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Re: Power and pride

Post by Cheshire » 05 Nov 2017, 02:22

Vivian Paschal wrote: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.
You put the words out of my mouth! Yes, respect is reciprocal. It doesn't start on how much you earned or the power you hold. It starts and ends with you.

Some people still disrespect someone even with money and power. But with someone who knows the things that he/she capable of, that particular person would just shrug it off and wouldn't care a damn thing.

Power and pride are lovely pearls but it still can't outshine dignity and self-respect.

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Post by thisisfinal213 » 09 Nov 2017, 12:01

Power and Pride can be and are dangerous. the cause of different conflicts due to pride are real problem causing and should be resolved

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Post by AnanyaAk » 11 Nov 2017, 14:37

Well, it always depends on the person's character rather than money. For example, a poor person who still finds in his heart the generosity to help others will always command more respect than a rich snob who hates everyone.

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Post by inaramid » 15 Dec 2017, 03:27

Of course. There's still a lot of good and smart people out there who will see people for what they actually are despite all the bells and whistles of money or fame.

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Post by thuva » 19 Apr 2018, 01:15

knowledge will give power,but good character will give respect.

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Post by jvez » 23 Apr 2018, 07:55

Respect and honor can be both be earned through the way you act. And if you only respect someone simply because he is powerful, and not at all because of his character, isn't that bordering fear already?

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Post by Elzaavdolli1 » 23 Apr 2018, 12:22

Respect can be earned through hard-working and honesty

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