What does honor mean to you and why? It means different things in different cultures etc.
So how do you define it? Do you believe it is a set of "unwritten" rules to live by - or how do you define this word in daily life. What does it mean to "honor" another human being? Is it to celebrate them? or to treat them with respect? or... ?
to honor another means to me to celebrate that an individual walked this planet. that he or she was so worthy that it is important to recognize who he or she was. often those who walk the planet that are honorable are never celebrated. those who receive public honors are 'famous.'
to me, an honorable person is one who demonstrates extraordinary character traits evidenced by their concern for others...be they relatives, friends, or strangers. the bottom line really is relationships with others. those that i honor, are those who have made a great effort to elevate others in some way. those that i honor are those who have made a difference in my life and in the lives of others because they cared enough to do something to uplift the life of another.
the two people i honor on a daily basis are my parents who are gone from this planet. they way i do so is to try, in some small way, to follow their example.
As per dictionaries it means
1. honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: a man of honor.
2. a source of credit or distinction: to be an honor to one's family.
3. high respect,
For self it is to be honest in person and a well wisher of every one
Giving Honor to a person is; that you respect one in his/her absence as you respect him/her face to face.
In Islam it is a great sin to say something bad about anyone in absence. On the face, it is also rule that you may not say it in the meeting but you may say it when alone. If you act upon it, you are a honored person and also giving honor to others.
"Honor", in my opinion and from a Christian viewpoint, means following the Ten Commandments as closely as humanly possible. It seems today, however, those commandments are often taken as the Ten Suggestions. Living peacefully and in harmony with one's fellow man, upholding good traditions like family and fair business dealings and avoiding harm to another whether physically or emotionally all indicate an honorable nature to me. Truth and justice are also honorable traits and although sometime difficult to attain are important in any description of "honor." In Texas, an honorable man has sometimes been described thusly: "If that feller tells you a piss ant can pull a freight train -- hook him up!" 'Nuff said!
Honor thy mother and father...one of GODs commandments, means to respect them. so to me honor means respect. when you give honor to someone you give them respect. when you say...it is an honor to...to someone, you are telling them you respect them, and it pleases you to be part of their life or participate in a project with them. many people have a mistaken view of honor...they get angry when they believe someone has shamed them or destroyed their honor...in actuality that is nothing more than their pride speaking...honor is something you give...not something you have for yourself.
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