With the Olympics around the corner, we all have going for the gold [medal] on our minds.
Oftentimes, we forget about a very important gold, a golden rule.
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
This phrase has been ground into out heads since grade school, if not earlier. And if we think deeper, it begins to sink into our own morality. As I progress deeper and deeper through school, I am further enlightened on the importance of showing respect for the dignity and self worth of others.
However, I came across a quote that really grinds my gears, “…respect is not given, it is earned.”
In reality, everyone deserves respect. Yes, everyone. If you have ever felt disrespected, you can probably relate. And if we put ourselves in others shoes, we can remember how awful that feels. If we treat others the way we want to be treated, I guarantee you, you will feel a confidence boost.
I remember studying the Bible and coming across Matthew 7:12, which reads, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you…”
And as Aretha Franklin would say: R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me.