Originally Posted by Cogar
Well, you've been around here for less than a month yourself and made 25 posts at the time of this writing. Perhaps it is not yet time for you to lecture anyone regarding "earning respect."
I'm afraid that's quite confusing.
#1. I've been here for less than a month. Actually I've been here since 2004, but I won't get into that right now. And why does this account's age matter anyway?
#2. I've made 25 posts at the time of your reply. So what? I wasn't aware that the number of posts is inversely proportional to intelligence/skill-set/experience/etc. Think about someone who comes here today and by tomorrow he has helped 90% of the people who have asked any questions. Say in the process he accumulates 40 posts. In ONE DAY. What does that say about him? I'm sorry, but I'm just not getting your point.
Perhaps it is not yet time for you to lecture anyone regarding "earning respect."
First of all, you draw a conclusion after a reasoning I have not yet comprehended. Second of all, I'm not lecturing anyone. I've said what I have always considered. I do not urge anyone to do the same. And to top it .. I don't understand the conclusion at all for what it's worth. Perhaps you meant that I have not yet earned anyone's respect. I never said I care do that.
Respect isn't a commodity or currency that has to be earned. Who do you think you are that people have to "earn" your respect?
I really don't think I can afford to "earn" your respect, but I'm sure I'll manage without it.
Rough words. "Who do you think you are". I am the one who is in total control of my thoughts and feelings. As such I will respect whoever I chose to. And not "everybody" because some random .. person .. dictates it.
People have to EARN my respect in order for me to respect them. If nobody wants to EARN it, FINE. I never said anyone SHOULD EARN it. My socks cost $500. Should anyone want them, they have to pay the price. Why would anyone want them? No idea. But I'm still charging $500 in case someone does.
You don't think you can afford to earn my respect. Why would you want my respect? You don't even know me, and I don't wish to know you. You're sure you'll manage without it. Oh noes.. that was a direct shot in my ego. Whatever shall I do. Some random person on the internet I could not care less about has said some bad things to me because I have expressed an honest opinion. Get over yourself.
I live in a bad neighborhood but I go to a good school. I have seen "both worlds" and they are both full of idiots, double-faced people, back stabbers, etc. Yes, respect has to be EARNED. At least from my point of view.
Think about this: do you respect all idiots, rapists, etc. out there for the mere reason they are "human" and "alive"? I'd rather show more "humanity" to a dog. At least they don't hurt other people on purpose.