Tuesday, March 13, 2007

How do you earn the respect of men?

(Q+ Don't give me the politically correct, Confucious BS...)

A. You don't earn the respect of others, others find something in you they can respect.

Because you cannot change others to respect who you are and because guessing what they respect and adapting to that causes you to loose your identity, all that is left is to get to know who you are and to respect that.

Very early on, as a means of survival, we learn to protect ourselves with a character mask. After using this habitually it often takes the less obvious teachings of a wise person or even a sage to help us see our real possibilities.

Don't give up on Confucious or John Lennon and the others. Millions of people have found something to respect in them so they must have understood a thing or two


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