Many years ago I worked in a clinic. One day the Medical Director asked me a question when I was meeting with him. He asked me how would I feel if I knew no one in the office liked me. My response to him was I came here to do a job and not win friends. I don’t care if they don’t like me as long as they give me the respect I give them. That is all that matters.
All my life I’ve treated people the way I want to be treated. I’ve not always gotten that back but they will have to answer for their behavior somewhere down the road.
I believe everyone knows when he or she is being disrespected and know it doesn’t feel good. A lot of fights and murders have resulted when the disrespecting person doesn’t apologize after being confronted.
We have to learn how to come up over the ignorance that’s being displayed and keep moving forward. When we walk away everyone watching or within hearing distance will know who the ignorant one is without a word being said.
I know it is hard to give respect to someone who definitely doesn’t deserve it. Title, position or them just being a human being deserves respect.
Respect yourself enough to do the right thing.