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A Better East Texas: Disrespectful Behavior

There are few things that irk me more than seeing someone disrespect another person, either by the abuse of power of just blatant disregard for them as a person.  We learn the lesson of respect at an early age and it seems recently that some prominent people need a refresher course on it.  We live in a time that is charged with emotion and that is fine.  You should be able to make your point even in a time of disagreement.  And it can be emotional while still respecting the other party.  It seems that Congressman Joe Wilson, Serena Williams, Kanye West, and several others need that refresher on respecting others, even in disagreement.  For Congressman Wilson, he was not only disrespectful to President Obama and the office of the presidency, but to his fellow colleagues, both democrats and republicans.  Serena Williams, although not the first tennis player to behave badly on the court, was the first that I know of to threaten bodily harm of an official.  And Kanye West...what can you say?  For these examples of bad behavior and disrespect, we need to remember that our children our looking at us and how we interact with others, even when we don't agree with them.  We can all agree to disagree but can we add disagree in a respectful way?  If not, we shouldn't be surprised when our children grow up treating others rudely and with bad attitudes.  A lesson in respect for all role models will make this a Better East Texas.

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