We don't have to agree.
You don't get it because you have a badge or a position.
It isn't even built by being "friends."
It isn't because we like each other.
Respect is about a value and an understanding of someone else that goes deeper than appearances.
Respect means that I acknowledge you, I accept you, and I honor you.
Respect isn't coerced, contrived or controlled, it's given.
Respect doesn't happen automatically, it's cultivated, built, often over time.
Respect is a crucial, and often overlooked, component of love, maybe even a prerequisite.
Respect is mutually transformative.