Respect only comes from oneself. Not from others. Your given name is the most respectful title the other can call you. Like Richard or Ricardo. When they do, they are sincere and not patronizing.
The elites, with their cronies the elitists, have told you to use “please” and “sir/mister” to be appreciated as a polite person.
The truth is more important than what we are programmed by the elites and the elitists. We are polite when we speak without hate.
If you expect someone to call you “sir/mister” and say “please” to you, then you have to reprogram your mind. Be a down to earth person. Do not be like the elites and the elitists, who want to rule over you. Be an equal to all men.
What does a title means to you? If you are an insecure person or/and capitalist person, you have been programmed to want to be called Doctor, Engineer, Judge, Attorney, Councilor, Director, General, President, etc. With a commercial title, you will profit and will gain business more easily in this capitalist world:
- where consumerism wastefulness is the engine of the economy and
- where greediness is the rule and
- where the wealthy is honored (instead of the wealthy as a profiteer who enslaved the poor) and
- where poverty is just a consequence (instead of poverty is the result of business monopolies and unequal distribution of natural resources).
So, can you be a true cockfighter – equal to all men? And know the truth about politeness? It is not about “Please” and “Sir/Mister”. It is not about “Master”, “Superior”, nor “to soothe or to smooth”.
Are you going to be social or greedy? Will you commune or rule?
The quotation “All men are created equal” has been called an “immortal declaration”, and “perhaps” the single phrase of the United States Revolutionary period with the most grand “continuing importance”. Thomas Jefferson first used the phrase in the Declaration of Independence as a rebuttal to the going political theory of the day: the Divine Right of Kings. It was thereafter quoted or incorporated into speeches by a wide array of substantial figures in American political and social life in the United States. The final form of the phrase was stylized by Benjamin Franklin.
Early 14c., “to be agreeable,” from O.Fr. plaisir (Fr. plaire) “to please,” from L. placere “to be acceptable, be liked, be approved,” related to placare “to soothe, quiet,” from PIE root *p(e)lag- “to smooth, make even” (cf. Gk. plax, gen. plakos “level surface,” plakoeis “flat;” Lett. plakt “to become flat;” O.N. flaga “layer of earth;” Norw. flag “open sea;” O.E. floh “piece of stone, fragment;” O.H.G. fluoh “cliff”). Intransitive sense (e.g. do as you please) first recorded c.1500; imperative use (e.g. please do this), first recorded 1620s, was probably a shortening of if it please (you) (late 14c.). Related: Pleased; pleasing.
Verbs for “please” supply the stereotype polite word (“Please come in,” short for may it please you to …) in many languages (French, Italian), “But more widespread is the use of the first singular of a verb for ‘ask, request’ ” [Buck, who cites Ger. bitte, Pol. proszę, etc.] Sp. favor is short for hace el favor “do the favor.” Danish has in this sense vær saa god, lit. “be so good.”
Sir is an honorific address used as a courtesy title to address a man without using his given or family name in many English speaking cultures. It is often used in formal correspondence (Dear Sir, Right Reverend Sir).
The term is often reserved for use only towards one of superior rank or status, such as an educator or commanding officer, an elder (especially by a minor), or as a form of address from a merchant to a customer.
Equivalent terms of address are “ma’am” or “madam” in most cases, or in the case of a very young woman, girl, or unmarried woman who prefers to be addressed as such, “miss”. The equivalent term for a knighted woman is Dame, or “Lady” for the wife of a knight.
Mister, usually written in its abbreviated form Mr or Mr. or Mr. (American English), is a commonly used English honorific for men under the rank of knighthood. The title derived from master, as the equivalent female titles, Mrs., Miss, and Ms, all derived from the archaic mistress. The title master was retained and used for boys and young men, but is now less commonly used. The plural form is Misters, or the abbreviation Messrs (UK) or Messrs. (US) ( /ˈmɛsərz/). This is an English abbreviation of the French “messieurs” (French pronunciation: [mesjø]), sometimes pronounced /ˈmɛsərz/ in English.
– Gameness til the End