To get respect, you have to show respect.
Respect is earned, not freely given. It’s a shame people can’t respect people for the efforts they have made.
Don’t forget to show respect to your elders. No matter what happened in the past, remember they did their best at the time with what they believed and were taught, it may not seem right to you, but they still deserve to be respected. Soon you will be and elder too and wonder what you did that was so wrong to be treated unlovingly. ~ Lynne Roming
If we will follow the path of reciprocation, at times we may face a negative or undesirable attitude which can temper what we have. So ultimately it is our Goodness that defeat any kind of negativity.
Doesn’t matter who you are, what you are, or how old you are. Respect is earned, and is a privilege, not a right.
Some people will never learn or listen, you can kill them with love and kindness, speak and treat them with respect.