R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me

Lauren Harris, Associate Editor-In-Chief

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. So many teenagers need to learn what this means.

Nowadays it’s is fading away. High schoolers show little respect for authority, property and each other.

Maybe it’s not their fault. Maybe it’s just how they were raised. Maybe that’s the example that’s been set in their lives.

But when did being a decent human being become lame?

News flash: It’s not.

Being well mannered and kind should be a given. Yet, there is a good chunk of teenagers who lack these basic skills.

There are some people who treat their elders like garbage. Why? They’ve been in our shoes and walked our path, so we owe them the same respect they gave those before them.

There are some people who destroy items that don’t belong to them or don’t matter to them. The people who do this are materialistic and are unable to see the value in everything. Like destroying the phone your parents for you, because it’s not the model you wanted.  

It’s sad.

Since when is it okay for a generation to be so disrespectful?

When did humankind fail at reteaching these important lessons?

As a society we have to do better. We have to want better.

So hold the door for those behind you, be courteous to everyone you meet, treat your elders well and be a better person.

Show some respect. It starts with us.