Thin Line Between Fear and Respect

Thin Line Between Fear and Respect
Fear Vs Respect
Fear Vs Respect

Respect can either be a noun or a verb. As a noun, respect is a feeling of deep admiration towards something/somebody due to their abilities. While as a verb, respect is to admire deeply as a result of someone/something’s abilities, qualities and achievements.
Fear too can either be a noun or a verb. As a noun, Fear is unpleasant emotion caused by threat of danger, pain or harm. While as a verb, fear is being afraid of someone/something likely to be dangerous, painful or harmful.
These two words have been confused in our daily lives. Many have come to confuse especially fear to be respect. Just because someone is fierce or bad, you obeying them is not necessarily from your respect towards them. It’s caused by fear.
Respect is earned while fear is induced. For respect, you have to give good reason for people to respect you. But for fear, you just force it on them.
Fear may lead to what appears to be respect . This will promote compliance, conformity and even obedience. But deep inside, feelings of discontent will grow with time and at some point, they manifest in a variety of unpleasant ways.


Published by Cheche Winnie

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23 thoughts on “Thin Line Between Fear and Respect

  1. Fear is so important. For example, you teach your children to fear certain things since you know they might bring danger: i.e. crossing the street without looking, taking candy from strangers.

    Our characters are molded by fear and for good reason.

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    1. Fear used in a good way is productive but when mis-used we produce bad results. When you became harsh to our kids to a point they fear us, then we can never have the good relationship whereby they are able to freely express themselves.

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  2. When I was at school we feared the teachers, or should I say we feared their punishments which varied from a cane, to a plimsoll, to a table tennis bat. But our English teacher Miss Dewhirst never hit anyone. She had our respect 🙂 Great post 🙂 Happy Easter :-),

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  3. I just wrote about respect too. A lot of adults have mixed up respect and fear, some demand respect but then give none back in return. I hope you’ll check it out!

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