Don’t forget respect

Lacey Spaenhower, Staff Writer

Buddha once said, “You should respect each other and refrain from disputes; you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.”

This simply means that as humans we shouldn’t keep fighting with each other and that we should learn to respect one another.  Nowadays that has become a bit rare because fighting and disrespecting each other are all some people seem to love to do.

These behaviors have become more common especially in high school. It’s like certain individuals have lost what the word respect means and how to put that word into action. That is truly sad because there was a time when people actually respected each other and didn’t use hateful words and violence to solve all of their problems.

I’m not saying that we should all go around and act like fuzzy bunnies or anything, but would it kill some people to show a little bit of respect? We only have one life, so why live it trying to constantly put down other people when you could be trying to help make everyone’s day better.

You might be surprised because when one starts showing some respect to others, they show some in return. If the cycle continues, who knows what we can accomplish!

So I challenge you this, the next person you meet try to show him or her a little respect and you might be surprised at the reaction you receive.