Respect is the Universal Currency
It’s inflated by idiots
by reality. The truth is
respect can be taken from you at any moment
It knows no social class.
All a man or woman wants
is respect. In fact, human beings
spend most of their lives
trying to be respectable. They buy luxury cars
and live in big houses. They have tea parties
and go to the Opera. Some of them collect books
and never read a single one. People will envy your wealth, your good looks, your social status, your education, your intelligence,
Respect, or a lack there-of
is why gangs commit violence
and white-collar workers shoot-up the office.
is why teenagers race hot-rods
and lawyers become politicians—it’s not enough, just to do paperwork in private
Power, is respect
and if you have power
people will try to take that from you.
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