“I think you’re expecting too much. You need to expect nothing.”
So here is the question – is expecting to be treated with respect too much?
I am teaching my child to treat herself, others, and nature with respect.
I treat myself, others, and nature with respect.
Yet I am hearing that I am expecting too much to expect another to treat me with respect.
This person doesn’t show respect, why not just walk away?
Walking away is not an option. I am, for the unforeseeable future, asked to work with someone who wants to deny my very existence – and when that isn’t possible, disrespect seems to be the next best thing.
This is not acceptable – and yet it is behavior that I must, not only accept, work with. It is apparently too much to expect to be treated with respect.
This concept confuses me and leaves me feeling quite discouraged.
And what is it modeling for my daughter?