Aretha had an extraordinary career, winning 18 Grammy Awards and selling more than 75 million records worldwide. But what is respect, exactly? So how do we show respect for others? What does respect look like? How do we know it when we see it?
Respect is the act of showing someone that you value his or her feelings and thoughts. Respect is a universal value that each person desires not only to embody, but also to receive. Respect is not just what you say but also the way you act.
Nearly anything will earn you respect in the eyes of someone. But only certain things will earn you respect in the eyes of those who are respected. So, true respect is not earned of injuring oneself or breaking the law. The respect earned by that is not true and lasting, because it must be reaffirmed. It is so important for some to be respected that they would to that and more.