Smart people learn old lessons and adapt them to modern settings.
Is respect a container vessel? Things like joy, disappointment, frustration, relief, wisdom and error might fill and be linked to that container. But the container itself is separate, regardless of the size of those things.
Angry people seeking one kind of respect need to embrace other kinds of respect, as steps closer to the type of respect they crave.
Rightly or wrongly, it is human nature to respect achievement and sacrifice, not ‘being’ and ‘saying’.
If Los Angeles is about ‘fake it ’til you make it‘, is Las Vegas about ‘embrace the fake forever‘?