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Respect

WOW....... Gary...... i dont know how to reply to this other than with an apology as i have been known to fly off the handle in the past and have a sharp tongue sometimes.... i honestly mean no disrespect by it, but i know how it comes off.......... Mike
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  • Defining the word "respect" is simple; it is positive reverence, admiration, value, quality or the desire to show esteem. However, the true power of respect is when it ceases to be just a word and is translated into behavior. As members of Molosserdogs.com we are here to conflate and share our passion for our dogs and understanding for the uniqueness of ourselves as individuals. A vital component of successful discussions and cooperation is respect. Our value to the dog community is predicated on how much respect we give and how much respect we earn. Our members may not always like the answers they receive on issues of importance to them, but if we consistently act respectfully and treat them fairly with character and high regard we have done our jobs well. Our members don’t connect to just a computer screen and keyboard, but rather with our members, visitors and yes even web robots which spiders the site for search engines. As a Molosser Community, our charge is to meet the members’ needs to the best of our ability through committed service and open dialogue. At the core of service are the respectful connections with people of this site and others, which in the end really add value and credibility. Let's not make respect just a word in our core values, let's live out respect every day in our interaction with others and our presentation of our ideas on the varied topics we cover. It will make a difference.
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    • WOW....... Gary...... i dont know how to reply to this other than with an apology as i have been known to fly off the handle in the past and have a sharp tongue sometimes.... i honestly mean no disrespect by it, but i know how it comes off.......... Mike
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      • Great post Gary!! :D 8)
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        • Simply fabulous post Gary~!~~! So spot on and correct!! What a great place all sites would be and the world for that matter if people practiced this one word....RESPECT!!! I applaud your effort with MD ....you have done an outstanding job with the site!!! Much love to you!!! Lori :wink:
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          • Beautiful words Garry on the meaning of the respect a simple word is true but that it contains a lot of others for me respect is also maturity of a person because I say this I have been raising Neapolitan mastiffs for many years and I have had the honor to know famous breeders and not that ahimè there are not more and from them I have learned a lot of things on the mastiff but also the respect that was among each of them today day this whole self I don't find it more and it also goes from there to damage some race of the Neapolitan mastiff picaron44
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            • [quote=buldog]WOW....... Gary...... i dont know how to reply to this other than with an apology as i have been known to fly off the handle in the past and have a sharp tongue sometimes.... i honestly mean no disrespect by it, but i know how it comes off.......... Mike[/quote] Mike, This was not directed at anyone, but rather to bring focus to the catalyst for sharing and learning. As we continue to learn and interact with each other it is something to keep in mind - thats all. I'll see if I can describe some other traits in some other posts. I need some form of inspiration to write stuff like that. I may try to explain this quote one day if I get motivated [quote="Montaigne"]Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known[/quote]. That should be fun.
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              • gary, i didnt take it aimed at me, but after reading it 3 times, i felt bad for the way i have acted in the past. Wont happen again, btw, i did the must have pets thing, ready for the activation if u will! Thanx bro
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                • the more i read of your posts gary the more i want to hang around here. i love dogs all dogs (except maybe jack russels) nah only joking and anyone who loves dogs too is alright in my book(subject to my instincts of course)the woman who raised me had a saying for every situation in life.its not what you say its the way that you say it.mind you she used to say one of these mornings your gonna wake up and find yourself dead,so the reliability is questionable :lol: manners and respect dont cost a thing was another of hers.in my view this forum is about dogs and peoples experience of the dogs we love,i personally need a lot of guidance,even though ive had dogs almost all of my life,i love to talk about them(no one but my wife and you lot will talk to me about them enough) learn about them and look at them,i tried a few other forums and jeebus i feel too old (im only 35)to be arguing and having someone elses opinions thumped at me. i can hold my own here and in life but man i cannot be bothered with the nonsense.i grew up and had to live with people with absolutely no concept of anyones but their own way of thinking.ie race religion sexuality football teams ,it took me a long time to gather that there was a whole world of experiences and people to learn from.i love the forum gary it feels warm here i might stay a while if thats okay...
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                  • [quote=mopatopsy]the more i read of your posts gary the more i want to hang around here. i love dogs all dogs (except maybe jack russels) nah only joking and anyone who loves dogs too is alright in my book(subject to my instincts of course)the woman who raised me had a saying for every situation in life.its not what you say its the way that you say it.mind you she used to say one of these mornings your gonna wake up and find yourself dead,so the reliability is questionable :lol: manners and respect dont cost a thing was another of hers.in my view this forum is about dogs and peoples experience of the dogs we love,i personally need a lot of guidance,even though ive had dogs almost all of my life,i love to talk about them(no one but my wife and you lot will talk to me about them enough) learn about them and look at them,i tried a few other forums and jeebus i feel too old (im only 35)to be arguing and having someone elses opinions thumped at me. i can hold my own here and in life but man i cannot be bothered with the nonsense.i grew up and had to live with people with absolutely no concept of anyones but their own way of thinking.ie race religion sexuality football teams ,it took me a long time to gather that there was a whole world of experiences and people to learn from.i love the forum gary it feels warm here i might stay a while if thats okay...[/quote] You are most welcome to hang out here as long as you feel the forum treats you right. I am glad that you are here and find this to be a welcoming place... Thank you for being here.
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                    • [quote="gsicard"]I may try to explain this quote one day if I get motivated [quote=Montaigne]Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known[/quote] [/quote]OK, now that this thread with an excellent essay on "Respect" has been brought up again, I am still very interested in what you'd have to say about this apt quotation. :D Regards, Dan
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                      • i think it means the only thing im 100 % sure of is " i dont know" everything is open to interpretation except doubt.
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                        • [quote="Astibus"][quote="gsicard"]I may try to explain this quote one day if I get motivated [quote=Montaigne]Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known[/quote] [/quote]OK, now that this thread with an excellent essay on "Respect" has been brought up again, I am still very interested in what you'd have to say about this apt quotation. :D Regards, Dan[/quote] humm.. Dan I have been thinking about this one and though it is a simple concept the meaning of those words are somewhat difficult to put in words. I believe that in a nutshell - people will believe more readily what they have less knowledge off. For instance - if you were to explain to me the inner workings of alleles, genes, proteins and various chromosomes - I would easily believe you because I know nothing about them and you are an authority on them. The real danger of the statement in the dog world comes when someone goes looking for information about a breed that they do not know - and are apt to believe whatever they are told. The key is to gather data from multiple sources and use mature judgment to formalize your own conclusions. Willingness to accept an opposing point of view is crucial. We must not pass judgment on information or the source of it but rather try to comprehend it and use what we know or don't know to formulate a theory of our own. By the way - the mainstream media proves this concept everyday in USA politics. There are so many people who so firmly believe in things that they do not really know or understand...
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                          • Gary, To follow up on your last post. What you are describing about knowledge and being able to separate fact from fiction is exactly the situation that I ran into when I began to learn about the Sarplaninac after seeing this majestic dog after my fisrt trip to Serbia back in 2002. I was afforded the opportunity to talk to many people both in Serbia and North America who presented to me as very kowledgeable about this breed. What was very disturbing to me was that almost everything that I heard about the breed from some sources was entirely contradicted by others. So you can imagine what that kind of conflicting information must do to people who are not very knowledgeable about dogs to begin with. I think the recent picture I posted of my Sarplaninac and the range of comments that followed illustrates your point very well. Ironically that is one of he main reasons why I put a photo of him up again. I find the same problems with people, and I have been guilty of this myself, emphatically giving advice about dog training and behavior and health and nutrition among other things as if it is gospel when in fact there are no absolutes to any of this. Because of this in the limited circumstances that I will answer somebody's question, I try to make sure that I always clarify something that I write or say that it is based on my experience and try to back it up with a reasonable explanation why I do or do not do something so it at least gives somebody a different perspective and help them have differing perspectives to they can evaluate all of the information they receive and then be able to make a rational decision for themselves. Again, great post and very insightful.
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                            • [quote="gsicard"] [quote=Montaigne]Nothing is so firmly believed as that which is least known[/quote] I believe that in a nutshell - people will believe more readily what they have less knowledge off. For instance - if you were to explain to me the inner workings of alleles, genes, proteins and various chromosomes - I would easily believe you because I know nothing about them and you are an authority on them. The real danger of the statement in the dog world comes when someone goes looking for information about a breed that they do not know - and are apt to believe whatever they are told. The key is to gather data from multiple sources and use mature judgment to formalize your own conclusions. Willingness to accept an opposing point of view is crucial. We must not pass judgment on information or the source of it but rather try to comprehend it and use what we know or don't know to formulate a theory of our own. By the way - the mainstream media proves this concept everyday in USA politics. There are so many people who so firmly believe in things that they do not really know or understand...[/quote] *applauds* Gary, I think you not only hit the nail on the head, but you drove it through the wall. Great post. :D
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                              • Thanks Paco, the unfortunate thing is that many people no longer feel the need to do any research or to even put thought into what they learn or are told. There is just too much information and so many readers tend to just take the pieces that fits their paradigm of something and that then reinforces their beliefs , wrong or right. It is the information age and the drawback is that there is a lot of inaccurate info available - without some critical thinking someone may be duped and not even know it. Thanks for the clarification about your dog. Best regards,
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                                • Why was my post in this thread removed?
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                                  • [quote=TroyTuff]Why was my post in this thread removed?[/quote] I do not remember seeing your post in this thread.
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                                    • Great post Gary. I enjoyed reading all the replys also. Learned alot.
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