Tuesday, September 09, 2008


One of the simplest and most practical ways of cultivating respect is through hospitality and gracefulness. If we put ourselves into the shoes of others, we will be able to see the picture from their perspective - we need not agree with it, but it helps to understand it. Here are some tips:
- Welcome visitors and offer them a glass of water without even asking.
- Smile, if possible try to say something positive about them
- Look into their eyes and try to make a connection
- Make time for people and investing in your key relationships
- Read about other cultures, through novels or books, hear their music, or watch their films.
- Travel with an open mind and challenge your thinking and perceptions of others

This is building respect in a simple practical way.

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