In this growing world, people are exposed a lot to the internet. It is rare to find a person that doesn't have a social media account and most people would do anything just to get the attention and likes they wanted.
Some would show too much skin just to get these likes and attention. I mean, I totally respect your decisions.
But I wonder, do you prefer to be liked? Or to be respected?
Because most people these days, forget the value of respect. They complain that people are not respecting them. Well, what do you expect from revealing too much skin? You don't gain respect on that. You get likes but people will disrespect you especially uneducated and narrow minded people.
There are people that like you but disrepect you. There are also people that respect you but dislike you.
Like is where a person finds you agreeable, enjoyable or just features you have that they like. It is just temporary and can easily be changed. You can also be easily forgotten because people tend to like a lot of things. Respect, on the other hand, is where people hold some feelings of deep admiration to you or something you have done. Respect can be there for a long time, unless you do something stupid to change how they look at you.
I find respect really important. If people respect you, even if they don't like you, they will not bother you and they will mind their own business. Compared to when people only like you but doesn't respect you, these people have a lot to say about you. I find the word like as a shallow thing that is breakable. They can insult you, betray you, talk about you and other disrespectful things.
BUT, WE ALL WANT TO BE LIKED.
As for me, I prefer to be respected but it is not bad to ask for more, it definitely is better to have a mix of both. Getting like by people boosts our self-esteem but earning the respect from people lets you live a healthy life with a piece of mind.
What about you? What do you prefer? If you only get to choose one, which would you choose?