How you treat someone else’s stuff should be the same as how you would treat your stuff providing you treat your stuff well.

The most common thing that most people have access to is our parked cars or moving cars on the road. Would you like it if someone scratched your car in a parking lot? Most likely you would not appreciate that very much. So now would you do the same thing to someone else’s car? I hope you wouldn’t. Accidents do happen and I would hope anyone would do right by the person if an accident did occur.

If you look all over the place you will see vandalism all over walls, fences, garbage cans, light posts, and so forth. Why would someone choose to damage someone else’s property? I would assume they wouldn’t like it if someone did it to them.

The golden rule applies here. Treat others how you want to be treated. Or in this case treat others’ stuff like you would want them to treat your stuff.

Another point we should look at is how do you treat your stuff. Do you take god care of it and treat it with respect or do you treat it like garbage and don’t really care? Having respect or not having respect for your belongings can easily show the respect you have for yourself.

Mutual respect is needed but is not as common as it should be.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do


This week’s word of the week is RESPECT

Respect – Esteem; give it to others, earn it for yourself.

Everyone should show everyone else courtesy, esteem, and be respectful./ That’s all part of the basic level of respect.

Absolute respect is a thing that in which someone earns from their peers, co-workers, family, and admirers through their words and actions.

We all should be courteous and respectful to each other but should be careful who we give the absolute respect to.Some demand this type of respect without ever doing anything to earn it. Others receive absolute respect because they have earned it yet do not demand it.

Respect is a tricky thing. Everyone has their own definition of it. Everyone has their own ways of perceiving it. Everyone has their own ways of showing it. Many ways of not showing respect.

The best way is to be kind and courteous to everyone until they give you a good enough reason not too. Then you simply don’t deal with them. Not respecting them does not give you the right to be mean or disrespectful.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do