As I know a lot of hardcore and underbelly people, I often hear them verbalize statements to each other which include respect. And now I can’t stop thinking of what they really mean. – Because, if I should do my best to define respect and compare it to the way most of these people live –then I come up with fear as a replacement.
Out of respect grows the willing to engage in positive solutions to different situations – and vice versa.
Out of fear grows the need to constantly think of saving our own but, along with the willing to engage in negative solutions to different situations – but not necessary vice versa.
I think we should be careful in the everyday life – “baddy” or not – about how we use the meanings of the words within our language. A lot of underbelly people could learn a lot from this simple question: do I respect or do I fear this environment/person/gang/”family”? – Therewith not said that everyone in the underbelly environment is a bad guy ;)
Just a thought on how especially gangsters use the language and converts it.
If you mean that I’ve got anything wrong then hurry to comment below!
(Is it even legal to copy pictures like this one and use them in posts? – If not, then I’m very sorry :S)