How to Get the Best Out of People
We all know this as Aretha Franklin’s huge musical hit. What many may not know is that she isn’t the original artist. Aretha’s version was a cover. Otis Redding wrote and recorded “Respect” in 1965 but it wasn’t until Franklin’s version was released that the song became a hit. It was the power and authority that Aretha has become known for that catapulted this song, and her career, to new heights.
Respect is powerful and brings out qualities in others that might otherwise have been hidden, but respect can also be manipulative. . One might withhold respect as a way of gaining and maintaining control over another person.
Respect is a desire that dwells deep down inside every person. Even young children want respect. This is such an elusive virtue because it shows up in so many different ways. We won’t come out and ask for respect like Aretha, but that doesn’t mean we want it any less.