It’s not just a word, it’s an action, it’s a statement, respect you have or you don’t. If you have respect, people will treat you with respect. Granted not every person you meet will show you respect, but if you respect others, God will reward you will respect from other people. Like the golden rule; Do onto others, as you would have them to do onto you.
James 1:19-20 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.