Enjoy this blog post from Krishna, a 16 year old at Ama Ghar who is clearly wise beyond her years.
Krishna in costume, singing at the Grand Opening of our new Ama Ghar home.
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.
Every living soul born in this world deserves respect. Because of the word “respect”, we are being able to live peacefully in harmonious environment. Respect brings joy unity and peace among countries. In the absence of respect war may break out between countries, hatred may spread in every individual’s heart .To have balance in the world respect plays a roll of the main hero. From every point of view it is important and direly needed. The word respect must never be extinct or else our era may end along with it.
Krishna, a budding artist, enjoying an exhibit in Kathmandu with her Ama Ghar sister Samjana.
In my home we 40 kids and seven guardians live together with mutual respect. We children respect our elders and our elders respect our talent, behavior and they give choices. Every visitor who comes to our home also gets respect from our side. Respect can never be eradicated from mankind once it is already inserted or taught. A learned respect lasts forever until the end of mankind. A human can die any time but the word “respect” remains back on the Earth from now till infinity. Respecting never takes away your wealth nor labor; it simply teaches us the good manners. So don’t hesitate to respect your-self, elders, other people and their deeds.
— Krishna Nagarkoti, Age 16, Grade 10