I chose this topic of respect because it seems to be lacking in todays society of me me me first. Respect is something that is given basically until we earn either more of it by our actions or we lose it. Self-respect is where it starts with ourselves. We must have any respect for ourselves first. Lack of self-respect comes from low self-esteem or actions we have done that others condemn or disagree with. We tend to lose respect for ourselves when we are not happy with our lives and choices. We can change this and salvage our reputation by changing the way we view ourselves and others.