Wednesday, January 23, 2008

We Don't Feel Respected When...

"When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us."
To respect a person is not possible without knowing him; care and responsibility would be blind if they were not guided by knowledge.

*We are forced
*We are ignored
*We are threatened
*We feel imposed upon
*We feel intruded upon
*We feel judged or rejected
*We are not listened to
*We are lied to
*We are lied about
*We are not given reasonable explanations
*We are not asked for our opinions
*We are
*We are interrupted
*We are laughed at(especially when we are upset orin pain or some kind of trouble)
*We are not cared about
*We are mocked
*We are stereotyped
*We are underestimated
*We are not taken seriously
*Our feelings are not taken seriously
*Our preferences are not taken seriously
*Our dreams are not taken seriously
*Our ideas are not taken seriously
*Our needs are not acknowledgedand not taken seriously
*Our questions are not taken seriously
*Our questions are not answered or are evaded
*We are told that we wouldn't be able toto understand something (
*We are not asked for our ideas
*Others make decisions about uswithout our input
*Others do not try to understand us
*Others make assumptions about us
*We are not asked what we think we need
*Others tell us what they think we need.
*We are not asked how we feel
*Others believe they know what is best for us
*Others believe they know us better than we know ourselves
*Our way of doing things is not accepted
*Our privacy is invaded or denied
*We feel betrayed
*We feel controlled.

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