Friday, October 15, 2010

Fairness – Treat Others with Respect

It’s easy to judge or criticize people whose backgrounds or opinions differ from ours. But you can learn from everyone you encounter when you show them consideration and courtesy.

How can you show others that you value and respect them when you’re interacting with them?
“The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.” - Abigail Van Buren, American columnist

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” - Mary Kay Ash, American business leader

“Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.” - Eric Hoffer, American philosopher

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope."
- Robert F. Kennedy, American politician


  1. Great points, Meredith- the quotes are very powerful! We need reminding that respect is a two-way street.

  2. Yes, it's easy to feel that our perspective/point of view is the only acceptable one. But we often don't realize that shows disrespect for the other person.

    Thanks for taking time to share your positive feedback, Don. I appreciate it!

  3. I always say You don't need to show that the other are on a wrong way to prove that you are on a good one... :)
    Pas besoin de montrer que les autres sont sur la mauvaise voie pour prouver que vous petes sur la bonne ! :)

  4. Meredith,
    Staying open-minded not only allows you to see their side and their thought process it open you up to possibly learn something new.
    I think part of the issue is that we are taught more on how to speak and not enough on how to listen.


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