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I’m glad to be in a mature, levelheaded community of bloggers here. We don’t agree on everything but there is a standard of respect and comradery here that I deeply appreciate. It’s OK to speak your mind and it’s very important to have an open mind to others.I encourage friends on other platforms to give this spot on the web a chance. Keep on blogging good people.
Call me old fashioned but I believe in respecting authority. We all have people who are above us in some form whether it be a parent or a boss or elected officials. Those people have been charged with leadership and maintaining order in our families and society.
I am not saying one has to agree with those in authority but sometimes they see the bigger picture. Leadership involves serving those who are led. My philosophy is to do the thing that I am leading others in doing. Being bossy and ordering people around just doesn’t work today. Setting an example for everyone will say more than any words you can speak. Asking people works too. I also think that taking advantage of people is not leadership that is something different all together. Respecting authority must come with respecting people and vice versa.
I am 45 years old and I don’t think I want to be known as someones elder, although I am technically. Long living is a badge of honor and the longer you live the more opportunities you have in life but you know I don’t think I want to be “superior” to someone because I am older. Children should be taught to respect their elders but there comes a time in life where there is equalization despite ones age. People you once called Mr./Mrs./Ms you can call in time by their first name. Age is a number, sometimes it must be respected but other times its something that shouldn’t be a serious issue.