thank you for pointing out my defensiveness. /s
disrespect was not intended, simply opinion and critique challenges. done.
@dot: i also thought whether funky was showing whatever "respect" was ambiguous, yet this all appears to a continuation of the argument that was going on in the question i posed where nobody really seemed to agree with "whatever"....;-)
overall i do want people to respect me for being a human or being a living animal, and it does make me mad when i sense that this isn't occurring. However, genuine respect NEVER seems to come easy, and sometimes being sensitive to criticism is an indication of weakness or an intense reaction, yet i really don't want to judge anyone, and psychology overall is more interesting to me than politics.
All of that says a lot about me, and maybe a little bit about the "society" we live in.
I really don't consider politeness to really be a "sign of respect" but i do like it, everywhere i go that people are polite i try to return the favor. It honestly bothers me to see the frequent lack of it on the internet...yet, if I saw politeness as a gigantic text wall, it would start to seem more robotic and i would probably start yelling at it. That's really the reason i can't have a facebook account: everything is a like or a face, and all that really tells me is the statistical relevance of a prejudice. The first sign that i needed to delete my account during the pandemic was hating it when people like my posts, but ya know i was polite and didn't say anything, so eventually i got pretty mean and petty.