Disrespect is defined as not being courteous or even insulting another person or object because of their appearance, beliefs and even rules. Respect is taught from parents, acquaintances and its common courtesy to be respectful, but being disrespectful is laziness and a sign of rudeness. Being disrespectful is very common, Kids, and even adults don’t show respect for their peers, and or even the environment around them.
Certain things or places require a higher level or respectful such as school and the military, with the military you call the officers, sir or ma’am its a sign of respect for the rank, If you don’t call them sir or ma’am bad things can happen such as extra PT, extra duty, and many other types of punishments can come from not showing respect to officers, Non commissioned officers and your peers. and it’s a sign of disrespect. At school if a student is being disrespectful to the teacher it halts the learning for the class and nothing gets accomplished and it ruins the learning experience for others around you.
The last thing a teacher wants is to be disrespected by a student when the teacher is taking time out their day to help the student learn, understand, and get ready for a career. Disrespect is a thing you don’t want to show to others, in other countries a sign of disrespect could be not eating the food they prepared for you, not calling a leader by there name, or not following the customs of their village, or town. While at a job showing respect can help you get on the good side of your boss, it can also help you get more hours or more days off if you need it, it may be even able to get you a raise or promotion.
But showing disrespect towards your coworkers or boss can make your job more difficult, you can get extra work, or maybe not get that day off you need, being disrespectful towards your boss could also get you fired or a decrease in pay and job title. Being respectful is what you should show other people and they will they show you respect back. Respect is often not used by students anymore since they are not getting taught how to use it properly these days.Now these days the students and some adults think it’s okay to be disrespectful and some think its cute but honestly it’s rude and not common courtesy, but in the kids mind they think it’s alright to do the things they are doing at home, they think it’s okay to bring it to school or a job and act the same.
A personal story of disrespect for me is when I was at Basic Training in Fort Benning a kid called Private Edwards was what we called a shitbag or blue falcon, he was always late to formations, sleeping in, uniform not worn properly and wouldn’t listen to any commands given from our Platoon Guide named Private Dellicker. One day our Platoon Guide Dellicker was talking to the Drill Sergeants about training for the day and what they wanted us to do after chow, before Dellicker was done talking it was time for chow, and Private Edwards got in the front of the formation and tried to lead us, But Senior Drill Sergeant North walked up to him and said “Private are you on F****** crack? Thinking your going to lead my formation.”
Private Edwards got mad and started to talk bad about the Drill Sergeant and Senior Drill Sergeant North Heard and said “Edwards are you talking shit? Well get down private and start pushing until I get tired.” That story from basic Training is important because it shows how one person can so disrespectful to another, when all that person is doing is trying to teach you how to be disciplined and respectful.
While at Basic Training you need to be respectful to the other soldiers around you, including Drill Sergeants, the Privates and Officers. These Soldiers around you trying to help you become a better person, straighten your life and instill discipline into you, and the Privates around you are the people that are going to be your friends and help you get through the tough times because we all suffer as a team and if you make friends, it makes your time at Basic much easier and a better experience because you have battle buddies with you every step of the way and those friendships last a lifetime.
Also when you have any problems at school you may think it is the worst thing ever but you also have to think that you will have to be prepared for the real life, life in the military or life in law enforcement or any job you will be doing, The act of being disciplined in school helps you because you are not going to get away with everything like you do in at home . A punishment for being disrespectful is having a detention or In school detention.
These acts of punishment help you understand not to be disrespectful because there are consequences for your actions. Being Disrespectful to people or objects in life will not get you anywhere it will just make your life harder as time goes on, because one day you’ll need help with something in your life and no one will be there to help you because you disrespected that person.
Another story of being disrespectful is when i was a kid I got an attitude and was being mean to my parents and that was an act of disrespect towards them, my act of disrespect had a consequence of being grounded and other such things. Being disrespectful is something that is normal now a days, But being respectful need to be taught again in schools and especially at home by your parents. Disrespect is an important thing in our lives and we need to be taught to respect everyone and everything. We need to get rid of any form of disrespect and attitude in our daily life and start to learn respect.