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Just because someone has a belief doesn't mean they or that belief is entitled to my respect.
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HopeCvon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There should be another stamp like this that says "MY TRUST IS NOT FREE IT'S EARNED"
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marinus18 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2016
I really disagree with this. You should respect others unless they give you a reason not to.

I've seen this used many times as an excuse for people to bully others and be a jerk.
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PoisonShallEvanesce Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
There are two forms of respect. Courteous respect and admiration respect. 

Courteous respect is essentially common courtesy, to which I believe everyone has a right to. No one should have to work to earn the right for someone else to be simply polite to them.
Admiration respect is likely the variation this stamp was referring to. That form of respect is held when one finds the actions or words of another as admirable, such as one's bravery or compassion. This is often the form of respect that is so earnestly demanded, often by those who have done nothing worthy of recognition for it.

I hope this paints a better image of what this stamp was trying to purvey. 
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marinus18 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
I just don't consider the other one real respect, just admiration.

It's just that I also met someone who took this idea to be a complete jackass to anybody of lesser skill than him especially those just trying to have fun with their work instead of always trying to improve. That has made me pretty hostile to this notion as he really used it as an excuse to bully others that didn't share his viewpoint.
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PoisonShallEvanesce Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
That one person's arrogance should not warp the entirety of a word's definition in your eyes. We both know the examples I provided were one of several dictionary examples of respect. People make mistakes, their pride blinds them to their senses, they take to an act without thinking. We are all victims of this. You and I are no different.
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marinus18 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Sounds deep but doesn't make much sense to me. The thing is that he's not the first one and I've seen it used more often as an excuse for bullying lesser artists than anything else.
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PoisonShallEvanesce Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
I have seen many let their sense of pride demand for undeserved admiration, as well. But it does not detract from the differences the term "respect" has, nor the definition of it. 
Respect has many forms as I mentioned. No one should have to earn the right to the common courtesy of being treated politely. But if you wish to be respected for your actions and accomplishments, you must earn it, you cannot demand it. 
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marinus18 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
I never really suffered from that as I know others that are better than me but trying to learn from them proved difficult sometimes.
In reality you need to both earn and demand respect if you want to get it.
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Agreed.
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
that's basically me in a nutshell when it comes to this field 
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DaisyWolf1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think when somebody says " respect my beliefs" I don't think they are trying to say admire there beliefs. I think they are trying to say be respectful: which in definition is showing politeness. But I usually here this being said when people beliefs are being criticized in a very tactless way. 
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I respect people. I don't respect their beliefs, and I don't think it's polite or realistic to think your beliefs should be above criticism. 
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DaisyWolf1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I can't speak for other believers, but I don't treat my beliefs should be above critisism, though If it would be critisised I would prefer it to be in a polite way and/ or constructive way. I mean I seen insults thrown at people just for having certain beliefs, as if they are critizing the person more than the belief it self
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I encourage civility, though that has to be reciprocal too. If someone comes into a debate feeling that, as we discussed earlier, I deserved to be tortured or destroyed for being different from them, that's not going to engender a great need to treat them or their beliefs with respect. 
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
The only poll I've seen, a 2003 Christian poll, showed less than half (by a significant margin) believed good atheists can get to heaven. 
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DaisyWolf1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Is the issue, is that some of them don't know what an atheist really is and what it's isn't? 
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Couldn't tell you from the poll. But I can't say that I think any definition of atheism would warrant hell by any just decree. 
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DaisyWolf1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i kind of disagree, we dont fully have to respect someone or a belief, BUT we have to show a level of decency to our fellow human beings.
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
That is, to me, a neutrality. Not a form if respect. Respect is positive attribute of admiration attached to something like an achievement or skill. So, to me, they have to do something positive before I will respect it. 
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DaisyWolf1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I thought decency is respect just at minimum, becuase nuetriality for me would mean something completley different, like for example i think one would be nuetral with a stranger which they never communicated with in any form, and most likely never will, for example, the strangers we see in public, most people dont think anything of them unless they communicated in some fashion, that for me would be nuetriality
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Neutrality with a stranger includes not thinking they are either helpful nor harmful. You would do nothing to help them or harm them either. Basic respect, to me, is acknowledging something more than what a person is, but what they've done. And that is earned by their behavior.
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DaisyWolf1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I understand but shouldn't respect should be given not earn at certain cases, like respecting the elderly or respecting peoples privacy?
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I don't respect the elderly just for being elderly. I've met some incredibly terrible elderly people. Racist, homophobic, bitter, religious zealots. Once again, I'd respect them for the kind of behavior they do and be neutral until that time. As for respecting privacy, that again is a neutral thing. I respect the privacy of people who haven't done me harm. Whether I respect their privacy is conditional on their behavior. (same as law enforcement really.)
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DaisyWolf1 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well of course there are some bad people out there of all types, but we can't assume everyone is like that.  And we can't always be respectful only based on the behavior they do. For example if a stranger who is a elderly person or a pregnant person came on the bus, wouldn't it be moral or ethical to offer them your seat if no other seat is available?
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I don't find courtesy to be equivalent to respect. I don't respect them for being elderly or pregnant, i.e. have a special admiration for them. I acknowledge that they need extra care.
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drake54 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
I must ask a question.

Based on this logic, why should I want your respect?
If respect is not free and something that must be earned.
Then why should I respect you enough to want your respect?

If you think I'm being complicated to confuse you or using circular logic I assure you it's quite simple.

Since by your logic, respect is not free, meaning I don't have any of your respect, and by that same concept you have none of my respect.

So by that logic, if I don't have any respect for you, by default because Respect is not free, then why should I want your respect?

In which case the only way it makes sense at least to you; is if your respect is worth more than mine.
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
If you want my respect, and I want your respect, it would be a mutual effort to earn it. If neither of us want it, then we'll part as the neutral strangers we already are. 
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Stairlight-1200 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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11BlackDragon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will fake respect people just to be polite
But yes, you have to try pretty damn hard to earn my real respect
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ArsFatalis Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed. It's nothing to say more :)
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ranchboy1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
My respect is earned however I still try and behave in a respectful and polite many to all.
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very true, everyone should think like that.
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DarkWolf1000000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student
that is very true for me.
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UseR-MaRon-GoAnY Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People might have skill, and talent, but the moment they abuse it, or hit a low, they will never ever see it.

People that remain themself and keep themself like they want, usually win it, by morality.
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zarhx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
You know..? I used to be one of those "you should trust all until they prove they don't deserve it" people, but fuck that.. It only gets you fucked over.
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A-Writing-Bee Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
I very much agree. :)
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Amen.:)
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Tori-516 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you about earning it, you're not automatically entitled to someone's respect. You first have to prove that you're worthy of that respect.
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool statement
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ShadowofEmrys Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I like this stamp. : )
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Treetail Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice stamp!
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thank you!
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Treetail Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
your very welcome ^^
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