People tend to respond to joy with joy, to kindness with kindness, and to respect with respect.

One of the easiest ways to make friends is to be friendly.

By the same token, one of the easiest ways to gain respect is to be respectful.

Sometimes we run into people who seem to have this backwards. They are like the old farmer waiting for a crop of corn before planting the seeds, or someone waiting for the wood stove to produce heat before giving it any wood.

If you want other people to respond in a particular way, give them something to respond to.

Affirm: People reflect my essence back to me.

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