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2020: Where has the Respect Gone?

Jennifer has a B.A. in Communications. She is an expert with self- help. She studied two years of marriage and family therapy.

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The daunting effects of 2020

2020 has been a crucial year. We have all been effected by the Coronavirus in more ways than one. Will we appreciate life and how we treat others when we come out of this? Time will tell.

Questions we should ponder upon

Is it due to learned behavior? Is it due to trauma we experienced somewhere later on in the 2000s? Is it habit? Is it reality tv? Have we chosen the poor role model as a child? Is it environmental factors?

How People Do Not Respect Each Other in 2020

What I would like to talk about is respect. You see it a lot. People criticize others. They are judgmental. They are rude to others. It happens everywhere you go. No matter how nice you are. There is always that one person who does not know respect. They think that they are superior then everyone and makes everyone around them feel inadequate.

Now in 2020 respect went out the window more than ever. There have been cases where individuals were hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer. When they were being caught they were asked to donate some to charity. I feel that was a fair thing to do. I understand you are scared but you still have to understand that other people are scared too. Other people have families.

I feel that this happens a lot. This happened before 2020. Society was used to indulging in lavish lifestyles. They were used to focus only on themselves.

People’s priorities were based on; looks, money or sex. If you did not agree with them they would ridicule you.

Expectaions for 2020!

By the time we come out of this I would hope that we are a more loving and kinder generation. I would hope to see more respect in 2020. I would hope we accept each other rather than criticize and tear each other apart. I hope that by the time 2020 ends there is a light in all areas and we as society are united not divided!

Years ago things were different...

Years ago families stood together. They knew how to fix issues when there were issues. There was true love. There were loyal friends. It’s sad that many people do not value those qualities. I mean, I know I do. Loyalty is everything to me.

Suggestion: Introspection while in Self-Isolation?

Self Isolation is a great time to go into Introspection. It is a great time to go deep into our past and see what has been driving us to acting, the way we have been acting. It is a great time to make us see-what areas we need to change, what we need to improve and which skins we need to shed.

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Meaning of true friends...


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Respect: What will happen

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Jennifer Panaro


Jennifer Panaro (author) from Eastchester on May 07, 2020:

Yes it is sad how the society we became so selfish and cruel but I hope one day we will experience a better future. Thank you for your positive feedback Kyler. I am glad you are enjoying my writings on love and kindness!

Kyler J Falk from California on May 07, 2020:

I couldn't agree more with this article, but I'm afraid that most people cannot separate themselves from selfish cruelty. Nonetheless, you are doing the world great justice by being a standalone from the crowd!

Keep up your wonderful writings, and never stop calling for a better future!

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