Francie wrote a wonderful blog entry about "women in IT". During the day I thought more about this topic and I have come to the conclusion that the problem is deeper and that there is only one way to handle this.
There is something every person in the world has a right to, but unfortunately so many won't find out in their everyday life. Regardless of whether you are more interested in Immanuel Kant or in Aretha Franklin, the one thing I talk about is respect.
Many people walk through life and belief that they are more worth than others. I just cannot understand how they get to this misbelief. Is it because they happen to earn a little more or because they drive a bigger car?
In our branch this misconception sometimes has to do with belief to know more than others. It is often overlooked that nobody could be perfect in all fields. The deeper your knowledge in one area is the more it lacks in another area.
There is the expression that you "must deserve respect". In my opinion it is the other way round. I treat everyone with respect. The person retains this respect as long as they prove to be worth it. Usually they lose it treating others disrespectful.
I am utterly convinced that we could solve many problems of this world treating each other respectful. Whether men or women, whether young or old, whether white or black or yellow or red or green, regardless of faith or point of view, everyone deserves respect.
Thank you for charing my philosophical thoughts on this subject. The next blog entry will again be a more technical one. Promised! I really appreciate you took time to read our blog.
Respect yourself and respect everybody else.
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