I came across an interesting statement. It’s about the use of the word respect and how we might “mistakenly conflate” its meaning when communicating between each other. I thought I’d share it here for others to ponder and perhaps we can discuss.
"Sometimes people use “respect” to mean “treating someone like a person” and sometimes they use “respect” to mean “treating someone like an authority”
and sometimes people who are used to being treated like an authority say “if you won’t respect me I won’t respect you” and they mean “if you won’t treat me like an authority I won’t treat you like a person”
and they think they’re being fair but they aren’t, and it’s not okay."