The Quiddity of Respect
CAP Sugar Valley Composite Squadron hosts monthly speaker series. These are open to public and cover a variety of topics.
On 10/10/17 C/CMSgt Caleb Padiak presented “The Quiddity of Respect” as the topic for our October session. Padiak cited respect, one of the CAP Core Values, as the basis for the other Core Values of excellence, integrity, and volunteer service. “The premise of respect is to recognize value, which is good. We see amazing things happen when there is a lack of respect, and we see equally amazing things happen when there is strong respect.” Padiak gave the example of a young private in Iraq who threw himself over a grenade to save the other members of his team. And what about self-respect? “Self-respect is having respect for your future self. If you respect your future self, then you will be responsible and wise to the best of your abilities in everything.”
Padiak closed with this: “There is an inverse ratio between wisdom and the potential to act on it. Being in Civil Air Patrol is a great first step. To everyone, and Cadets especially, do not miss your chances to show respect.”
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