When it comes to respect, there are two types – the kind that you gain from your position and the kind that you gain from your virtues and attitudes. But which one is more lasting? Which one do you think has more value? The answer may surprise you! In this article, we’ll discuss why respect gained from a position is temporary, but respect gained from virtues and attitudes can last forever..
What is Respect?
The respect you get through a position is short-lived and temporary. But the respect that you gain because of your virtues, your attitude, is there with you all the time. The best thing to do when someone talks down to you is to be respectful back; they’ll never bother you again.
What are Virtues?
But the respect that you gain because of your virtues, your attitude, is there with you all the time. Respect gained through a job may be temporary, and soon forgotten. However, if it was earned through virtues then it will last forever. If you maintain virtue and keep your attitudes positive then people will remember that they respected you even when they don’t know why anymore.
The value of what you do or say has no bearing on how respected you are. You can be respected and loved for the qualities that make you who you are, and there is nothing that anyone can do to take those away.
Honesty, Trustworthiness are two of the most important virtues to gain. They are among the most difficult to keep up in day-to-day life.
It’s easy to tell lies when we want something we can’t have, or don’t want people to know what we’re really like. It’s much harder when there are good people around us who depend on our trust and honesty for guidance and protection.
Fairness, Honesty , Loyalty and Respect are the four qualities of character that define who you are and how people see you. You don’t need to hold a title to be respected for these things. Titles come and go, but who you are remains unchanged.
Patience is the virtue that we need to cultivate in order to make us more likely to be respected. The virtue of patience will help us when it comes to things like being willing to wait our turn, understanding that things take time and happen in their own time and refusing to let impatience get the best of us.
Generosity often springs out of the deep desire to give back to those who have given so much. If you are generous with your money and time, then you will gain the respect of others because of this virtue. When I think about generosity, I can’t help but think about Mother Teresa. She was selfless and helped people with no thought for herself. She gave back to those who had given her so much in life. Her generosity led her to being one of the most respected human beings in history!
Altruism , or showing kindness to others without expecting anything in return, can make you more respected by people. By doing something good for someone else and expecting nothing in return, you are demonstrating your integrity.