According to Oxford Dictionary, meaning of the word ‘disrespect’ is – lack of respect or courtesy. Some synonyms of disrespect are dishonour, discourtesy, disesteem etc.
Disrespect is the antonym of respect. The definition of disrespect varies from person to person as everyone has different point of views and different ways of understanding things.
Some example of disrespect are not saying Thank you after someone helped you or talking back to elders or insulting someone publicly or calling someone rude names etc. Disrespect has become an everyday thing now days.
Today’s youth don’t show respect to each other and one of the main reason for that is because they think that they are better than the others.
Here are some explanations which tells about different ways people can be disrespectful towards a person –
Physically: Physical respect is shown through body language like the way you move your arms and hands while talking with someone or the way you are standing or your facial expression etc.
There is difference between being defiance and being downright disrespectful. Some people cannot differentiate between these two and ended up being disrespectful.
Verbally: People often say something that is disrespectful to a person while talking with him or her. Sometimes the tone a person use screams disrespectful. Being rude to someone is also being disrespectful.
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Is being disrespectful towards others a crime?
In some ways disrespect can be treated as a crime. Even though it is not a criminal offence in legal term, it can be considered as a crime in terms of humanity. Showing respect to someone is a part of human nature.
However, in today’s date people sort of forgot about that. Disrespect can break down the individual emotionally and also cause heightened aggression between the individual involved.
Disrespect can badly influence the moral of a person in various ways. Being disrespectful towards others shows the upbringing of a person and it is somewhat wrong to point finger towards the parents who try their best to provide their children with a good upbringing.
Now a day’s people don’t regard humanity the way they used to and because of which humanity is lacking from people.
So, when we judge a disrespectful person in terms of humanity, it can be clearly seen that being disrespectful towards others is a crime.
Disrespect – An issue
Disrespect has become one of the biggest issues in today’s century. No matter where you go, you will find one in every two person is being disrespectful. Respect is something everyone wants but does not give.
To understand disrespect more, we have to first understand the concept of respect first. Respect is an attitude of admiration and deference toward somebody or something.
On other hand disrespect is defined as the lack of respect given to somebody or something. This gives us an idea about what disrespect is.
Disrespect was not common in the past but in today’s century, disrespect has become an everyday thing.
In the past children would think a thousand times before disrespecting their parents but at present children don’t even think before talking back to their parents or they care about what are saying.
This behaviour of the today’s youth stays with them even after they grow up and as a result of which they tend to behave disrespectfully towards their colleagues and sometimes even towards higher authorities.
Today this problem of the youth is only an issue but in future it will turn out to be a huge incurable problem which will in turn destroy the society
Being Disrespectful in a relationship
Sometimes people unknowingly tend to behave disrespectfully towards a member of a family which in return jeopardize the relationship.
But there are also times when people just behave rudely and one of the most common examples is the behavior of today’s youth towards their family.
Youth with their thoughts of being superior to everybody around them tends to behave most disrespectfully towards their family which in turn create a dent in their relationship with their family.
In today’s date most of the family splits due to the fact that the youth behaves rudely towards their elders when they have no right to do that and gradually crosses a line that they shouldn’t have.
Treating everyone with a little respect is nothing bad but people in general don’t get that fact.
When a child sees that in his family people don’t respect each other, they tend to behave like that with others and this is how the circle of being disrespect towards others continues which is quite harmful for the society in general.
People should always treat everyone with respect or else they won’t get the respect that they want. In this case if you don’t respect others, you will not get respect from others either.
Effects of being disrespectful
The people who behave disrespectfully towards others don’t get respect themselves. While on the other hand some people want to be respected by others and because of that they start disrespecting others which sounds contradictory but is sometimes true.
By behaving disrespectfully people destroy the harmony of the nature and also forces people to raise question about humanity.
A person who gets disrespected on a regular basis, sometimes falls under depression and have low self esteem whereas he may not have done anything to get treated this way.
While on the other hand a person bullies others so that they can get respect from the others.
As humanity is evolving, their understandings about things are evolving too and not necessarily for the benefit of the society.
When people behave disrespectfully towards others, they tend to face the consequences of their action too which is never good and these actions sometimes make people take a wrong path which they normally would not have chosen.
The youth is the future of the society and if the youth is lacking in giving respect then we can very well say that the future is not looking good for our next generation.
Disrespect has become a common issue in today’s society. The consequences of being disrespectful are not good either. The issue of disrespectful is affecting the society in general. People don’t have that much humanity left.
Disrespect or lack of respect others is one of the main reason behind the downfall of people. People are becoming egoistic, arrogant and rude.
People should stop disrespecting each other and accept each other the way they are so that this world can be a better place for the next generation and so that our next generation don’t make the same mistake as today’s society.
This society can be a better place if people think about what they are doing.
Human being are capable of changing and because of these fact, we still have hope that we can remove evil like disrespect, rudeness etc from the face of earth.