RNF – Respect is given, trust must be earned. aka What I learned from The Joker and The O’Jays…

Some of the most wounded, misguided and mean-spirited people will wear the largest of grins… Why so serious?

Some who smile in your face today would be first in line to put a knife in you if you fell… backstabbers.

Semantics are key. Respect and trust are not synonymous. Respect is to be freely given, but trust must be withheld and only given to those precious few who have earned it. -ELW