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8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA
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Respect needs to be earned, it is not deserved.

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Started: 4/13/2015 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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estock

Pro

I have a base level of respect for all things, however, respect is something that needs to be earned, by being civil, polite, professional and so on. Respect is not just simply deserved.
8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA

Con

If you earn respect then you deserve it.

Whether it's a kinky submissive offering you respect for haivng done nothing other than whipped them and turned them on or a devout fan who admires you for how you went about your career and life, you deserved that respect.


If you earn something, you inherently deserve it. There is no possible way to say one without the other.
Debate Round No. 1
estock

Pro

Right, but not everybody inherently deserves respect. I believe it must be proven that you are worth of a higher level of respect. Not everybody is treated with the same level of respect based of ones actions. Judging ones actions justify the amount of respect deserved.
8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA

Con

Pro added the word 'inherently'. This was neither in the resolution nor in the Round 1. This is not about inheritly deserving respect, this is simply about deserving it or earning which I explain cannot be done indepdendent of the other.

Pro has yet to epxlain how one can be done without the other.

If you earned it, you deserve it.

If you deserve it, then you earned it.
Debate Round No. 2
estock

Pro

You said, quote, "If you earn something, you inherently deserve it. There is no possible way to say one without the other." That's were "inherently" came up. And yes, I agree with you, If you earned something, than u deserve it. The two go hand in hand there is no doubt about it, you cant have one with out the other. My point is respect must be earned before it is deserved. Having it earned is the key. Respect in not automatically deserved. Of course if one earned it than it is deserved and at the point if it is deserved you have earned it by your actions in the past.
8elB6U5THIqaSm5QhiNLVnRJA

Con

The grammatical way I used 'inherently' meant the respect was inherently deserved by the warningof it, not that it was inherent prior or independent of the earning.

It must be earned before it is deserved? That's impossible. Once its earned, as in that very millisecond, it is instanteneously or rather simultaneously deserved. What you mean to say si that one should work towards earning it if they then want to deserve it. Until they've finished working otwards it, they haven't earned it and once they've earned it, they've already deserved it so it's a catch-22 scenario where Con wins either way.

The concept of autimatically deserving something was never what your referred to in Round 1 nor in your resolution. Do not reword reoslutions in the last round to get a win because that's never going to work.
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