Expect Respect?

Little Book of Common Sense Investing
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I think common sense, quality work, responsibility, and respect are dying traits. It's so common that people say one thing, and then turn around to do just the opposite. Why do people expect respect but refuse to give it? What happened to earning ones respect? 
It's really frustrating to expect someone and rely on them, and they they don't call, don't show. Or there's a constant problem and they can't help, every time. Just yesterday this happened. When someone says one thing, and then turns around and is caught in public doing something else. 
It is your life, don't get me wrong, but don't expect me to have any respect for you if you can't be honest and if you can't get your priorities straight. 

I had to take this time for a little rant, because sometimes, the stupidity is too much, and I needed an outlet. 

The list of examples could go on and on, but I would love to hear from you. I'm not the only one who feels this way, right?