The word respect It comes from the Latin respectus and means "Attention" or "consideration" . According to the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) , respect is related to the veneration or compliance that is made to someone. Respect includes gaze, consideration and deference.
In this case, based on this definition, we can establish that a clear example of this is when we have to attend the funeral or funeral of someone known. Thus, we approach the relatives of the deceased and show our respects for this tragic event, we show our support and we announce our sadness as well.
Nor can we ignore the fact that on other occasions the term respect is used with different meanings. Thus, we find that in Germany there is talk of respect to refer to two issues. In the first place, it can be used as a synonym for a sword, and secondly, to define all those people who are having sexual and sexual relations with another.
On the other hand, looking at something or someone with respect can also refer to the fear or at suspicion . For example: “The sea must be respected, as it can be dangerous”.
Respect is a value that allows the man can recognize, accept, appreciate and value the qualities of others and their rights . That is, respect is the recognition of one's own value and of the rights of individuals and of the society .
Respect is not only manifested towards people's actions or laws. It also expresses itself towards authority , as is the case with students and their teachers or children and their parents.
Respect allows society live in peace , in a healthy coexistence based on norms and institutions. It implies recognizing the rights and obligations in themselves and in others, so it is usually summarized in the sentence "Don't do to others what you don't want them to do to you".
On the contrary, the disrespect It generates violence and confrontations. When said offense corresponds to the violation of a rule or a law, it is even punished at the formal level. This punishment can be an economic fine or even imprisonment.
Many, and of varying severity, are the disrespects that exist within the framework of our current society. Thus, for example, there are those that are undertaken within the workplace as when the boss does not treat his workers as human beings but as slaves. However, they also take place within the family when children make their parents move or shout at them.
The bad education, the lack of tolerance with respect to the ideas or forms of life of the neighbor, the absence of values, the pride and the egocentrism are some of the elements that more frequently originate those disrespects. Which are increasingly frequent in areas such as education, for example, where the number of students who confront and insult their teachers has increased.