Respect isn’t one single big thing.
It’s not a task on our to-do list that we can check off at the end of the day.
And it’s certainly not the same as political correctness (which, ironically, can often lead us to say and do things that are almost as painful as the politically incorrect, stereotyping statements we’re trying to avoid).
Respect is the glue that holds us together in groups. It’s all the small things that add up, day by day, week by week, year by year, to build relationships … or break them down. (more…)