We will be discussing Respect together in our lessons during this week. Specifically, we will talk about the opposite of Respect — what it means to behave disrespectfully. Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:
“You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.” — Wayne Dyer (author)
The opposite of respect is disrespect. Disrespect is when a person doesn’t have any regard for themselves, or for the people around them. A disrespectful person may act inappropriately and cause a scene, say something deliberately intended to hurt or demean another person, or take or destroy other people’s property. Treating other people disrespectfully can cause them to lose their respect for you.
- Do you think it is disrespectful when one of your parents asks you to do something, and you don’t do it?
- When you are at school, or in your karate lesson, do you think it is disrespectful when someone doesn’t listen to your teacher or instructor?
- What is another example of disrespectful behavior?
Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Respect, with our school community by using the form below.