Any other person already has my huge and limitless respect.
What they then say and do, tempers the amount of respect I have for them.
Respect is based on personal judgement.
This is something I believe we all have a duty to work on.
It is something, of course, I need to work upon, myself.
Do not confuse 'Respect' with any element of the 4 Brahma-Viharas.
All humans are deserving in that case, without exception.
Simply because a person is respectful or disrespectful, does not make them less human. But it can demonstrate their humanity.
It's just a question of taming and transcending emotional attachment to what we believe we deserve, or others deserve.
Physical presence makes a difference.
It's far too easy on a forum, where others are faceless and unknown, to be more liberal with expression.
Should that be the case? Shouldn't it?
I don't know.
It just is.
You will not be punished FOR
your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY
Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap."
‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word.
And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this
may be why....