Saturday, November 26, 2005

Respect

"Him: *puts arms on my shoulders from behind me*
Me: *moves arms*
Him: *poke*
Me: No.
Him: *tries to grab my waist*
Me: *punch*
Him: Ow ow ow, what was that for?
Me: Lay off.
Him: *puts arm around my neck*
Me: *moves arm away*
Me: NO TOUCHING!
Him: Okay, okay...
*minutes later*
Him: *puts arms around me from behind* (yes he had me jumping a mile a minute)
Me: NO!
Him: Hey...
Me: *punch again*
Him: Ow ow, what was that for?!
Me: NO TOUCHING!"

I was reading one of my friends' blog lately(Above), and she posted about a particular guy being VERY disrespectful to her, and I always wondered. Why do guys do that sort of thing. It's so annoying to hear about guys being so disrespectful to girls, and it's just not right. Why don't they understand respect?

This really cannot be blamed on any one person. It's partially the fault of some parents, it's partially the fault of our society, and many many other things.

I just find it so disturbing how people can do such things and not even care about the girl's response, or how it makes her feel. How can a person be so selfish?? It's just not right.

Phillipians 2:3-4 "[Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others."

This scripture states that each should look only unto his own needs and wants, but also upon those of others, esteeming them higher than yourself.

es·teem :

  1. To regard with respect; prize.

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And according to this definition esteeming others higher than yourself would be respecting them above yourself, to consider them more important than yourself. This is not something often exhibited by people in our society, but particularly by guys in reference to girls.

Guys, you should be respecting everyone more than yourselves. And respecting girls above yourselves is a matter of courtesy. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not saying "Be Perfect!". I'm saying you should do the best you can. None of us are perfect, I'm far from perfect. We all make mistakes, and we all mess up. But let's at least try to learn from our mistakes, and not do the same thing twice. Let's not be rude and disrespectful intentionally.

Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
God bless!




I wanted to do this post yesterday, but took some necessary time to calm down before writing anything.

Hey anybody reading this. This purpose of this blog is to be able to talk about some of my thoughts, maybe preach at people a bit =P, and maybe some pointless posts too, although not likely.

I'll hopefully have my first real post up in a bit =)

God bless, and have a great day!