Is respect still a thing in the age of greed and grift though? In a culture that lionizes the self and erases all those who make any success possible (i.e. the self-made myth), respect no longer registers, be it self-directed or otherwise. Case in point: People humiliating themselves online and serving up sensationalism and schadenfreude to make bank.

On a related note, climate change and species going extinct are direct consequences of our lack of respect for the planet we live on, a planet whose resources we keep plundering for our own gain...

Respect and humility are like decency: They never trend on social media, they're not controversial, and they cannot be used to sell anything or increase anyone's exposure so we overlook how essential they are to a healthy, well-balanced society.

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