If you want to be respected by others the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.
You do not need to be the designated driver of someone’s intoxicated ego.
Respecting yourself means listening to your body and emotions continuously. Then acting beyond a linear logic to achieve ones goals.
It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.
Dale E. Turner