As Aretha Franklin is wont to say, but a lot has been said about the word "respect", much less about applying it. But what one is actually doing towards strangers or mere acquaintances is granting consideration and courtesy, just to get along with what one is doing and minding one's business. Respect must be earned, by gaining knowledge of what someone has accomplished, and otherwise contributed to oneself or loved ones. A proven actual friend, ir/relative, or mentor, instructor, etc. Respect is by MERIT. All else is impersonal by going through the motions of civility & legality. And all of that adds up to something or someone one can actually respect! ∞
In doing the best with which one has to reach further states of being that benefit oneself & family. Being a self-made nucleus.
Expressing finer sensibilities which display a superior mode of deportment. Exemplified evolution.
To employ logic & reason to comprehend The Third Side balanced perspective for undefiled wisdom, thereby dissecting truth from lies without exaggeration or hysteria.
Establishing the base & building blocks to form one's kingdom. An understanding of the true nature of things, and allowing Nature to take its course without agenda-fueled neurotic impediments.
The betterment of the mind, a furthering of understanding pure life surrounding, via Science, & developing skills & tools to hone one's passions and drives.
Common civility towards others. The maxim to treat others accordingly.
A balance of the emotions that should complement the totality of the cerebrum, which may be reached via The Ritual Chamber, and otherwise stress-relieving activities & pleasures.
And all of that adds up to something or someone one can actually respect! ∞