Love and respect, in and of themselves, are meaningless concepts. They cannot be validated. You decide what they mean! What you decide says something about you. The idea is simply to love as you would be loved, respect as you would be respected, sow as you would reap and yet never expect to be loved for loving, respected for respecting, or to reap for having sown. The world doesn't owe you anything. You may only plant a seed and hope for good weather. If you do that - no matter your definition of these concepts - they are pure.

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