Jan. 27, 2018


by Calvin Chism (author's profile)



A word that has not changed much in meaning, no matter the time or era. We have added and taken away from words like honor, loyalty, love. The root word, respect, can incorporate them all. And it can stand all by itself.


Respect, unlike "justus", is truly blind. It cannot be tied down; it crosses every line; it knows no highs or lows. Like God, it has passed through every human beings' path at some point in our lives. The question is did we take the time to listen?

If I respected my wife... husband...
If I respected my mom... dad...
If I respected...

Our generations know not because we evinced not!

You need not say a word. It will radiate like gold. The way you carry yo self, walk, do business, dress, kiss yo wife, husband. Tell your children, "I love you."

Try it! Don't yell, teach, lecture.

Teach you and those around you how the words like honor, loyalty, and love came to be the branches of respect.

[Photo of Calvin Chism. A placard over him states his prison ID and date of incarceration at San Quentin State Prison.]


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TITEofCPT Posted 6 years, 5 months ago. ✓ Mailed 6 years, 5 months ago   Favorite
Man Neff. Happy New Year. I gotta put some mula on ur books. Will try tonight. I’ll show Chris Ur pieces and he will respond

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