Do you have standards of acceptable behavior in life? Good. Most people do. Most people have boundaries that they believe shouldn’t be crossed and recognize behaviors that aren’t tolerable.
But what most people don’t do is equally enforce these standards, boundaries, and behaviors.
Do your family and friends get held to a different standard than your business associates? And are your business associates held to a different standard than the politicians whom you support? And are the politicians whom you support held to a different standard than the ones whom you don’t support? That’s the basic definition of hypocrisy. And discrimination.
People whom you like don’t possess some imaginary bank account of good behavior that they can choose to expend anytime they want to on bad behavior. Karma’s not a bitch – it’s bull.
If you don’t have standards for others that you equally enforce, you’ll never have standards for yourself.
The same goes for respect.