Word of the Week by Sage Purcell, GMC Prep Cadet
The way I dress, the way I talk, the way I treat others are all indicators of the respect I have for myself. Every day, each person has the ability to choose the attitude that affects us for the rest of our day; we have a choice of whether we want to be respectful or disrespectful. How we respect ourselves and others reflects back onto our own character. Treating others with respect, no matter the situation shows our true character. Many times people are not respected when they have differing opinions. Respecting other people’s opinions and beliefs and showing that respect is important for all in a society. We do not always have to agree with others, but just as we are allowed to have our own, we should respect others’ opinions as well. Being mindful of how we talk to people and treat people all depends on how much we respect ourselves and others and through this we demonstrate our moral character.
The way I carry myself day to day is with respect that translates to pride. It is a pride in knowing that I am here on Earth for a purpose far greater than myself. I have pride in knowing that I am a Georgia Military College Preparatory School Cadet and I am able to attend a school where there is a daily reminder that respect for myself and others is crucial. Every day I have to put on my uniform and attend formation. Whether or not I get demerits for a dirty uniform all comes back to my respect for my uniform, school, and myself.
I have to respect my elders, my teachers, my friends, my belongings, other people’s belongings, and also my school. I get to make a choice on whether I would rather be seen as someone who does not care about anything other than myself, or someone who respects that the world does not revolve around me. Respect is a person’s own responsibility and duty and every day we get the choice of being able to use it in our daily lives or not to. Demonstrating respect and treating others with respect helps any society, community, school function to its greatest ability.
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