Or is this a lost cause? I can honestly say that I really do try to give people the benefit of the doubt and try to treat others as I would like to be treated. I try to teach this to my daughter, but I feel like I'm the only one. Good old fashioned values. If you want something, work for it. Don't expect handouts. Respect others around you. Is all this just...dead? Does anyone else believe in this anymore? How differently our society would be if people just had more respect; both for themselves and for others.