“Respect begets respect”. I have heard that phrase so many times that it has become a part of my personal mantra. A thing that I constantly remind myself when speaking with others. It is why, even when I am on the verge of punching someone out of pure annoyance, I try to calm myself down and just try to laugh it off with a joke–or plug any one of my consoles and just let off some steam there.
I got a lot on my mind right now. So many things I wish I could share and find words to express. But the words–the right ones–elude me. I do not wish to speak in a way that may demean others, that is just not my style. I do not wish to speak just to say something. I want to speak out because I know my voice matters–my words matter–to someone and that my opinions would–and are–respected.
That, I think, is what is currently holding me back from expressing whatever sentiment I have in my arsenal right now. Regardless of the circumstance I find myself in, I am reminded to speak with dignity and respect for others…even when it seems apparent that they are not worthy of such treatment because I am not given such courtesy.
Which, brings me to another point. “Common” courtesy. How common is it really? From my experience, it’s becoming rarer and rarer with each passing day. It’s as if common courtesy is something that is given to a privileged few–which is totally not how it is supposed to go. People shouldn’t have to earn it–the same with kindness–it is something that is to be giving freely. So is honesty.
I wonder if people are missing the whole point of what common courtesy means…or maybe they just don’t care so much about that now. I just feel so disappointed right now. Of people…and things….the need for an explanation that will suffice and not just because someone assumed something…
How many times do people need to be reminded to stop assuming things, I wonder?
I know this post–which is the first in a while–seems haphazardly put together…and I’m not going to deny that it is and that I am simply letting my emotions (and the need to express these sentiments, even if I am not able to express all I wish to say) flow freely from my heart to the tips of my fingers and the keys of the keyboard. I guess that’s what makes this a “rambling”. XD