We don’t get respect by begging for it.
We don’t get respect by bemoaning the absence of it.
We don’t get respect by making passionate speeches about how much respect means to us.
Respect is very rarely granted as an act of grace or pity.
We all need to feel respected, but the universe does not respond to what we need. It responds to what we think, say, and do.
If you want respect, stop pleading with the people who don’t give it to you, and start respecting yourself enough to put your money where your mouth is, your actions where your dreams are, your energy where your priorities need to be, and your focus on where your future is headed.