“Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.”
Respect is earned. It's not a right you demand. It is something you earn. Just like trust. Trust and respect are both earned and can be lost if you are not careful. Respect includes higher standards not only for yourself, but for those around you, and those you love and care about, for your students and teachers alike. Respect preclud...es responsibility and accountability for your actions without excuses. It is not so easy to achieve given the fact that we live in the" Me" generation where people feel entitled to lots of things not earned repeat “not earned.” Moreover, you have to respect yourself first, in order to earn respect from others.
In my opinion, no one is entitled to your respect and you can give it and take it however you wish, it's your respect to give and take after all. And really everyone's guidelines for respect are governed by their own personal morals and ethics. I give people respect when they earn it, and they lose it when they do something the calls for a loss of respect. There are quite a few people I have little or no respect for that I once did because of something they did or said. However, this is only if it actually matters if the other person cares.