To earn respect, you've got to give respect. It seems that as a society the ability to show respect is becoming a lost art. People are becoming more and more self-centered, sarcasm and cutting remarks have become the default reaction, at work, at home, and online. They treat others miserable and may even be the source of unhappiness for many other people. Simply behave with good manners and treat others how you would like to be treated. Even more so, respectful behavior is not just about admiring those who deserve it because of their great accomplishments. Respect is also about taking the time to listen to other people’s concerns, problems, and thoughts. It is about complementing those who’ve made great efforts and are hard-working, polite individuals.