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View Poll Results: What is the best way to gain respect?
Bludgeon others with your glory until they bow down before you. 3 6.67%
Work hard to earn it by bettering yourself. 8 17.78%
Battle anyone who might pose a threat to your position at the top. 1 2.22%
Give respect to others first, eventually you will gain it in return. 14 31.11%
Put others down for their beliefs, that makes you look better. 3 6.67%
Contribute to your community and the people in your community. 7 15.56%
Who needs respect? That's for people who give a damn... 9 20.00%
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Old 18-02-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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Watching the progression of this particular section of the forum, I've been wondering recently what everyone thinks about this issue.

I personally feel that to gain respect, you must give it first. Also, you must be willing to put others before yourself. You may be brilliant, but you can share in someone else's brilliance by helping them grow into their own. In that way, both you, and your community becomes stronger. In some ways, encouraging differences allows the whole to be stronger. Emphasizing divisions only leads to fracture. A house divided will fall, after all...

But perhaps my own beliefs on respect aren't shared by this community. I am curious as to what others think about this.

Please, contribute your own thoughts here as well, if you have any you'd like to share.
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Old 18-02-2005, 01:27 AM   #2
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talk softly and carry a big stick
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Old 18-02-2005, 01:30 AM   #3
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definatly contribute to the site and members that always works but what makes it even better is giving others respect and showing your a nice guy/girl
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Old 18-02-2005, 01:52 AM   #4
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Give respect, and you will gain it. And if that doesn't work, beat the living crap out of em. :evil: All right, if #1 don't work, try helping people. :whistle:
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Old 18-02-2005, 03:01 AM   #5
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Be more than that you show you are, but never let the limits shimmer through. Use those things to help others out whenever it's needed. If you've done well, you can just stay silent 'bout it, as others'll talk 'bout it. That way, you'll gain respect of those worth gaining respect from.
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Old 18-02-2005, 04:17 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Fawfulhasfury@Feb 17 2005, 06:52 PM
Give respect, and you will gain it. And if that doesn't work, beat the living crap out of em. :evil: All right, if #1 don't work, try helping people. :whistle:
I agree that you have to give respect to gain it. Although I'm not sure you should resort to beating them. Then again...
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Old 18-02-2005, 05:13 AM   #7
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This is an interesting topic, Taikara. I'm glad you opened it. One of the options mentioned, the one about giving respect before you receive it, is so true. If I meet someone who is respectful and kind - and can be forgiving/understanding even after I make my usual round of mistakes - then I think they're awesome. I couldn't ask for anything more from anyone.
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Old 18-02-2005, 05:29 AM   #8
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Thanks, Wendy.

I think you're awesome! :wub:

And I couldn't agree more.

Actually, everyone's said really awesome stuff.

Well, minus beating the crap out of people.... :whistle: :Titan: :angel:

Kon-Tiki's words were very poetic! Beautifully put.
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Old 18-02-2005, 05:36 AM   #9
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First off you need to make others know that YOU are better than THEM. Instant respect.

Seriously, respect is such a 'gansta' word. We all just live along here on the forum and we like eachother more or less for who they are. If you show knowledge and care for the good of they site people will hold you in higher regard. Its simple really.
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Old 18-02-2005, 05:44 AM   #10
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Good point, Stroggy. But even if someone shows how clever and knowledgable they are, but yet makes others feel bad about themselves, then I suspect if they really know anything.
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