Enjoy this blog post from Krishna, a 16 year old at Ama Ghar who is clearly wise beyond her years.
Respect is a thing which comes from deep inside one’s heart. A human heart must have the word “respect” within oneself. In this world there are many types of respect. The most important one is to respect ourselves. If we can respect ourselves then only we will learn to respect others. Respect can be related to the Newton’s third law of motion. If you respect you will get equal respect as a reaction, but if you disrespect you will get equal disrespect as a reaction. Too much respect for own selves is also not good as too much sugar is not good for us. A person with self-respect is admired everywhere because he can respect other person too.
“Respect” is a very precious word that a human can get. It is precious because it is not found in abundance amount like the air in the atmosphere. There are different types of respect prevailing on mankind. For example respect for elders, respect for ourselves, respect for people’s skills, talent, hard work and nature.
— Krishna Nagarkoti, Age 16, Grade 10