In summary, it is for both evolutionary and practical reasons that respect is important, and also why we simply feel better when we are respected.
Respect seems to be like a boomerang in the sense that you must send it out before it will come back to you.
Generally, showing respect and interest in an elder is the first step toward forming a meaningful connection.
Respecting your elders is a great way to learn about your heritage, your family, and even who you are.
Respect cannot be demanded or forced, though sometimes people mistakenly believe that it can be commanded.
Showing and Earning If respecting someone means respecting their feelings and their survival needs, then if a person does not respect your feelings, they don’t respect you.It also means taking all of these seriously and giving them worth and value.In fact, giving someone respect seems similar to valuing them and their thoughts, feelings, etc.Changing values Nowadays it seems much more possible- to survive without being respected.Someone could, for example, inherit a large sum of money, have many servants and employees and have salesmen constantly calling on him and catering to him, yet not be respected in the least.From the very childhood kids are taught to respect their parents, elders, teachers and an unending list of social obligations.But an ambiguity arises when the teachings do no match the practical experiences.It also seems to include acknowledging them, listening to them, being truthful with them, and accepting their individuality and idiosyncrasies.Behaviour Respect can be shown through behavior and it can also be felt.There are 10 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.If there's an older person in your life, you may want to connect with them but aren't sure how to.