Dictionary.com gives about 7 different definition for the term “respect”.
I’ve derived that I’m more interesgted in this one:
deference to a right, privilege, privileged position, or someone or something considered to have certain rights or privileges; proper acceptance or courtesy; acknowledgment: respect for a suspect’s right to counsel; to show respect for the flag; respect for the elderly
Do you believe that respect is indeed earned? Or should we initially give people our respect until they prove themselves unworthy?