Do you think respect should be automatically given or must it be earned?
Respect is something that needs to be earned.
It should be automatically given. Everyone is a human being and deserves respect.
Respect should always be given..Even to those you do not yet know wellIt is then up to that individual to keep it intact...
One is not given respect... One has to earn it....
I respect any person.... their opinions, actions, choices, however are a different matter.
Cjkenkel is right. Respect has to be earned. I treat everybody with respect until they show that they don't deserve it. Some people manage to do that very quickly.
Earned of course