Do you believe you should 'respect your elders'? 35 replies

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#1 7 years ago

Little discussion i was having with a work friend today as most of the people who shop at my work are OAP's.

Do you believe, or do you pratically, treat your eldars with respect? That can be family members such as parents or even a random person on the street.

I myself show my elders respect as when I am that age I want to be treated the same. Small things like walking on the road to allow somebody to stay on a narrow path or even allowing somebody to enter a door first.




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#2 7 years ago

In general it is a good idea. Sometimes old people will abuse this concept and behave like total assholes because they know they will get away with it, but for the most part the elderly have it difficult enough and suffer more from impolite actions than the young.




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#3 7 years ago

I show everyone respect, unless they give me a reason not to. Elders are no different.


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#4 7 years ago

In the way the question is phrased, no.

I wouldn't show someone respect just because they are older than me. I might, for instance, cross the road / provide passing room / hold a door for an older person, but that has more to do with infirmity than respect.




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#5 7 years ago

I've been taught to respect elders, regardless of their behaviour. I firmly believe that if I'm to react with annoyance toward them if they aren't exactly the nice type, I wouldn't be much better than them either.

Always respected elders (and especially family), and will continue with that - not one time I've encountered someone who had something bad to tell about me.


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#6 7 years ago

No. At least no more so than anyone else.




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#7 7 years ago
Kyrillix;5568506I've been taught to respect elders, regardless of their behaviour.

I was taught the same thing, but it isn't something I follow. Granted, I generally have a bit more patience for the very young and the very old, but I've known far too many elders who believe that simply because they haven't died yet, they have the right to act however they want. That is not behavior that is worthy of my respect.


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#8 7 years ago

It depends on their religion.




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#9 7 years ago

Ryojin;5568463I show everyone respect, unless they give me a reason not to. Elders are no different.[/QUOTE] :agreed

I am nice to everyone I meet, even if they are known to be a dick. [QUOTE=Showd0wN;5568479]In the way the question is phrased, no.

Well you know what I mean.




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#10 7 years ago

You forgot the option of: it depends =p

I feel the same way about anyone.

Granyaski;5568542I am nice to everyone I meet, even if they are known to be a dick.

That's just called being polite. Two different things.


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