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Respect

Respect

    Respect. Most of us have at least heard of or been taught the phrase, "Respect is earned, not given." Such a simple, short phrase, yet so many people in today's society obviously don't understand the meaning of the word, or simply think that it dosen't apply to them. This is especially true of the younger generations such as my own. How hard is it for people in today's world to just be a decent human being and respect others. Apparently, pretty hard for the average person. Respect is a two-way street, and although two wrongs obviously don't make a right, is it really fair to expect people to treat others with respect even when they aren't receiving it back? A question that puzzles many people I am sure and has no real difinitive answer. Sure it's easy to set the standard at, "Treat other's how you want to be treated." But, lets be realistic for a minute. Hardly anyone fallows this for the majority of their day-to-day interactions. Sometimes, being "the bigger, more mature person" is difficult given the circumstances. So, where do we go from here as a society.
    Personally, I am in favor of the phrase, "Respect is earned, not given." Therefore, I would support the idea that if someone is getting the appropriate amount of respect they feel that they deserve given the circumstances, they should not have to go out of their way to jump through hoop or please someone who won't even put forth the effort to earn their respect. I am in no way advocating for treating these disrepectufl individuals like crap and ruining their life in any way possible. That would just makes things worse for our already violent, anger driven society. Instead, just simply refuse to jump through the hoops, refuse to do favors or have things their way. The best way to teach someone a lesson, is to exemplify how their actions, no matter how big or small, can negatively impact those around them. Or, if it's a case in which the disrepect and tension has been building for a while, just don't acknowledge their existence. Chances are, and I am speaking from experience here, talking thing out won't solve anything. Words are empty promises. In the back of their minds, they know what they are doing is rude, disrespectful, and immature. But, as long as it is not negativley impacting their livelihood, why would they change their ways?
    Generally speaking, I feel that I am a pretty tolerant and forgiving person. I have put up with a lot of crap from a lot of people over the years, and somehow managed to maintain my sanity up to this point. This is an accomplishment in and of itself. However, one thing that I cannot stand is other people purposely screwing with my sleep schedule. And by now I think we all know who I am talking about. The worst thing is, is when that person acts totally oblivious to the fact that they are being disrepectful and still want to maintain some type of friendship. Like, no, after coutnless nights of lost sleep I have zero respect for you and want nothing to do with you. No amount of apoligies could fix something that has been an issue for the past four months now. All I want is to longer have to share a living space with you. I wish you the best in finding someone who is willing to put up with your immature, lazy, self-centered, disrespectful self. Seriously, I do. Because, I can't do it anymore. I literally am counting down the days until I no longer have to deal with your crap. All I can ask of you at this point is one final favor: When you get back from Christmas Break don't text, email, contact me asking me why I moved or had the nerve to do so without telling you. After all this time, I don't owe you anything. Not an explanation, not a goodbye, not one damn thing. I just wish I was able to be there the minute you walk in and realize that you were the sole reason for causing someone to move.
    Wow. I feel so much better getting all of that out in writing. And although I know it makes me a terrible person to wish the worst for someone, but knowing that she has literally never cleaned MY microwave in all the times she has used it, I would laugh my ass off if whomever moved in and took my spot does not have either a fridge or a microwave. I know, terrible person. But, at this point in my experience, I really just need out of the situation. It will be a miracle if I make through finals week awake and sane. Well, that's all for now folks. I only have 8 more days to spen in this joint and then I am off to the wonderful land of a 5 week Christmas break and truthfully, I already got my Chrismas present. And nothing, nothing, beats knowing that next semester I will finally have some peace and quite.
Judgey People & Their Judgey Ways

Judgey People & Their Judgey Ways

Thank You God and All of my Guardian Angels Above

Thank You God and All of my Guardian Angels Above