I recently had a argument with someone I know over having respect for others.an was told "if people want my respect they have to earn it ." I was just gobbed smacked to say the least, "an that goes for trust to" I was told. it played on mind all day. I was brought up to have respect for others an I brought up my children that way to.but it still plays on my mind. am thinking is this person right? . is there any one eles who thinks respect an trust as to be earned.
Morton, I'm with you on this, although I too hear that argument put forward, and think it's a shame.
For me, if everyone offered trust and respect willing in the first instance, the world would be a happier place.
Then, if that trust is abused, it is dented or withdrawn, but I'd rather start from a respectful position.