Episode 122: How We Show Respect

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.
— Bryant H. McGill
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.
— John W. Gardner
There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.
— Henri Frederic Amiel

Although we often refer to respect as a vital concept in our society, it often becomes an umbrella term, a placeholder. We presume that respect, in a general sense, includes any behavior which treats another person in a kind, morally correct way. But what do our beliefs about respect say about us? This week Milad Momeni joins us to discuss the roots of our respect for ourselves, our environments and others. We also examine what actions and attitudes we employ in demonstrating our respect for the aforementioned groups. How do our languages of respect affect what we interpret as respectful or disrespectful? Why do we hold respect for those we do and are our signals of respect mutual?