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RESPECT AND IRREVERENCE

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As an opener, surprise, this is a 70-year old speaking. Still learning every day, thankfully. Each trait of respect or irreverence has its place, and this is good. Respect should be ascribed to an elder, another apparently more experienced person, or a person of position. Irreverence should also be ascribed to the same parties. But that does not mean that any person should not be questioned or challenged concerning his/her knowledge, opinions, or statements. How else do we move intellectually forward? Imagine a world where we accept as gospel what we are told. Heavens forbid! Not only is this boring but what are we – monkeys. To this writer, the human spirit is constantly in search of “the answer”. The question may be, “why we exist”, how to raise children, how to cope with one’s spouse / partner (laugh here), but in this tomes context – how to learn more within our profession and contribute to the society of man / woman. So, get on with it. Ask and challenge the thoughts and opinions of others. Do so respectfully. Some will take offense. For those parties, keep probing but know when to “back off”. Others, oh to be so lucky, will welcome your thoughtful queries, forthrightly discuss the issue and “get into it” with you. Be insatiable about knowledge, always and forever. Enjoy.
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RESPECT AND IRREVERENCE

Southeast Appraisal
As an opener, surprise, this is a 70-year old speaking. Still learning every day, thankfully. Each trait of respect or irreverence has its place, and this is good. Respect should be ascribed to an elder, another apparently more experienced person, or a person of position. Irreverence should also be ascribed to the same parties. But that does not mean that any person should not be questioned or challenged concerning his/her knowledge, opinions, or statements. How else do we move intellectually forward? Imagine a world where we accept as gospel what we are told. Heavens forbid! Not only is this boring but what are we – monkeys. To this writer, the human spirit is constantly in search of “the answer”. The question may be, “why we exist”, how to raise children, how to cope with one’s spouse / partner (laugh here), but in this tomes context – how to learn more within our profession and contribute to the society of man / woman. So, get on with it. Ask and challenge the thoughts and opinions of others. Do so respectfully. Some will take offense. For those parties, keep probing but know when to “back off”. Others, oh to be so lucky, will welcome your thoughtful queries, forthrightly discuss the issue and “get into it” with you. Be insatiable about knowledge, always and forever. Enjoy.