Understanding the value of other human beings shapes how we choose to communicate with them.
This does not mean that another human being is acting in a way that deserves respect.
It does not mean that we have not been hurt by other human beings.
It just means that we know the value of a human being, and choose to interact
in a way that shows that value.
When we choose to value humanity, and allow this valuing of humanity to shape the way
we relate to ourselves and others, we model our understanding of the valuing of humanity.
We can pass this valuing of humanity on through generations of humanity.
Do I value myself?
What can I say to myself right now to show that I value myself?
Do I value others?
What can I say/do right now to show the people I am in relationship with
that I value them?