“You ain’t going to get my respect until you respect me.”
You couldn’t count the number of times I’ve heard those words uttered. As a youth leader, the recent generations of students have become centered around the idea of respect.
If you watch them closely, you can see how badly they want respect. Every action they take is centered around gaining respect.
From the clothes they wear to the friends they have to the hobbies they participate in, everything is focused on respect.
Yet they rarely know how to gain respect. The first line of this post is an example of how many young people view respect. It’s the me first and then you attitude.
And it’s completely wrong.
The Wrong Way To Gain Respect
There’s a mindset that you only reciprocate respect after it’s been given to you. People have to show you respect and then you return respect.