The most effective way to gain someone’s respect is to treat them with that very same level of respect.
Everyone wants to feel valued and respected. Graciously extending your respect to others is a great way to earn your own from them.
It’s golden, just like the rule about treating others as you wish to be treated.
Good behavior towards others can be infectious.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if making everyone around you feel valued and respected caught on, and turned the planet into a more joyful world because of it?