Respect can be the feeling of regard, or actions that convey regard. It is not acceptance of another party’s views or actions. To earn the respect of your competitors, your peers, and your loved ones, be ethical, fulfill your responsibilities, and demonstrate your genuine consideration toward them. Self-respect is being true to yourself: honoring commitments to your ethical principles, personal goals, and healthy, preventive behaviors.
Respect nature—conserve natural resources and protect the environment. Respect the rights of all peaceful political parties and their candidates to campaign, hold meetings and rallies, and express their views. Respect the right of media to report freely on the electoral process and campaigns.
Respect is a prerequisite for the prevention of conflict. Live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Respect their worldviews, though they may differ sharply from yours. Support and defend their human and civil rights, and their well-informed life choices. Bring positive social change by fostering respect for diversity, equality, and the participation of all. Strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.
Mutual respect is always a desired social goal. It is characterized by reasonable, kind, and courteous interaction. Learning to live together in mutual respect, and with the aim of furthering the happiness of all without privilege for any, is a clear duty for humankind.