Reverence is an attribute that imparts a standard to relationships among people working together. The respect people have for each other fosters good relationships that directly impact undertakings – their quality and standard. One grows up learning to naturally rever authority, God, nature and so on.
As an individual grows, objects of one’s reverence also change. Individuals then becomes part of working communities. Typically, communities have a hierarchical distribution of power and authority. In such cases, the influence of steady and constant reverence towards the superordinate by the subordinate causes promotion of the subordinate by allowing the subordinate to internalise the attributes and qualities of the senior. In absence of reverence there is conflict, fault finding and no growth or knowledge transition. Similarly an attitude of non-dominance towards juniors is a must to maintain the equilibrium. Mutual respect is a must for internal harmony and healthy relationships in communities.
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