CAN ONE CONCEPT UNITE PEOPLE ACROSS ALL the GREAT DIVIDES?

Yes, though the concept has to be freed from politics, religion, race, class, and any prejudice that impedes one’s ability to see people as individuals trying to survive in a world that teaches “disrespect” as a “philosophy,” though often unconsciously being passed on by experience.

This idea was the driving force behind the Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE concept that emerged after intense research, study, observations, and personal experiences that were heavily shaped by prejudices, the conscious and not, of the many people interacted with over several years in very diverse personal, work, and community experiences.

A prime example of the more subtle, but persistent, pervasive, harmful, and even deadly prejudice resulted from an attempt to join a club where membership was supposed to be open to all who were interested, but since these days such open prejudice is not as accepted publicly as it once was, the old tactic of exclusion was used to inform the new member, they were “not liked, therefore were not wanted and were not only not encouraged to join, but discouraged by the lack of effort of the pack to include the newcomer.

To overcome this prejudice that leads to greater acts of exclusion, including physical violence, we simply need to realize as an evoluting species, we do not have to “like” every person in the world to live and let live. We simply need to grow and change our perspective by bringing by all of our prejudices to light so we can see them for what they are and to make positive, conscious choices.

Doing so is the only way the over seven billion people who share the earth with us will move past struggling to survive to thriving … demonstrating we have grown enough as a species to know we do not all have to be the same … look the same … think the same … etc., etc., etc. That in fact, we need all of our differences for the greater good and that we just need to learn how to do this better now that we are aware of each other and our differences … which don’t have to be a bad or threatening thing.

So, the answer is definitively yes. One concept that is logical, practical, and compassionate can unite people across all the great divides … if we consciously choose to allow the concept to teach us how. Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE can … because I know and I know you want to believe too we are so much more than what we yet believe.

June 29, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER
HUMANITARIAN. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR. CREATIVE.

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLEbecause every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

http://www.therespectprinciple.com © All rights reserved 2014.

A MOST RESPECTFUL … and LOVING RULING TODAY!

Bravo! Hooray to the government leaders for taking sex off the political/social agenda so they can focus on more important issues than what people do in their own bedrooms.

Based on the logical, practical, and compassionate, “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” concept, “Every life, should know by their own experience, they are valued … respected” because when they do, they are better citizens … so treating gays like heterosexual is to heterosexuals’ benefit.

Now, some Christians may be opposed, but as someone studying The Bible now to overcome the negative teachings I received about God, it is clear we all sin and we are not to judge and condemn anyone under the New Covenant of love. Jesus even said, “Those who have not sinned cast the first stone,” and they all walked away leaving the woman unscathed. So, it is time to quit wasting so much energy negating people’s love for each other and work on refining ours … plus minimizing our own sins that include gossip about other people, which is what talking about gay people and what they do or don’t do in their bedrooms is about. Love is the most important thing … and God forgives everyone and everything, for He is merciful.

No matter what our beliefs, if we can accept the simple idea … if we “Connect the Dots” and see the benefits to be reaped by everyone if we simply choose to value … respect all life regardless of our differences, we will be creating a better world than has yet existed … for us and for our future generations … otherwise, there may not be a place for them to live.

June 26, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER
HUMANITARIAN. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR. CREATIVE.

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLEbecause every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

http://www.therespectprinciple.com © All rights reserved 2014

7/7/2015 is the day!

The first 100 Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE books ship from the printer to me on 7/7/2105 … and soon afterwards to the “Limited Edition” recipients!

Are you one of them? Want to be? A few are still available for $19.95, plus applicable taxes and shipping. Get on the list before it’s too late!

More exciting news on the way soon too!

June 24, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLEbecause every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

http://www.therespectprinciple.com © All rights reserved 2014.

CLOSER and CLOSER … BOOK “PROOF” RECEIVED!

Hello!

What a great feeling seeing one’s work of years result in tangible results, which in my case is the actual book I envisioned for years. Not that the book and I didn’t undergo transformation during the process; nonetheless, the content is as it was poured into my heart and mind to be.

As wonderful as it probably is receiving a finished product book after submitting a manuscript to a publisher that looks after all the details, such as, securing ISBN and cataloguing numbers, deciding on the physical book size, the book jacket design, having someone create the book jacket, then the multiple edits of content and copy, as the author and publisher, I have found the experience of doing all the work quite exhilarating.

Mind you, as with any job, there are challenges to overcome, problems to solve, frustrations not to get worked up about, but just released with patience, and then the satisfaction that results from a job well done.

With the book “proof” in hand, I see the end of this first book soon coming to a close with the soon-to-be-received 100 copies I will number and sign as Limited Editions before their distribution to the buyers and potential Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE global initiative supporters.

7 ways to support the global initiative, starting with this core book’s printing and publishing, will be included with the letter that accompanies the book and will soon be posted online too … soon!

Keep on keeping on with what is in your heart to do too … the joy will help you overcome all the obstacles and set you free to be who you really are.

Till next time … remember you are more than you know … that’s what “potential” is all about!

Sincerely,
Kaitlin

June 19, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

http://www.therespectprinciple.com © All rights reserved 2014.

CLOSER and CLOSER … The ISBN and the Library and Archives Canada CIP NUMBERS for …

Here it is! The official Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication (CIP) information for the core book, “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE”

Trepanier, Kaitlin A., 1955-, author
Connecting the dots … with the Respect Principle / Kaitlin
A. Trepanier. — First limited edition.

Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 978-0-9810023-1-6 (paperback)

1. Respect. I. Title.

BJ1533.R4T74 2015 179′.9 C2015-904033-7

June 8, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

© All rights reserved 2014.

The EXCITEMENT is BUILDING!

Hello!

Waiting eagerly for the book “proof” to arrive so I can okay it for the print production of the first “Limited Edition” (signed and numbered) copies of the first book, “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” spearheading the global initiative!

In the meantime, studying business formats and designing the growth plan for partner opportunities … one General, one Silent, and other Limited partners. Quite exciting too … the team we will one day be as we roll out the global initiative made possible by all the books, products, and services created to help make the shift in perspective happen, starting with getting the core book into the school curriculum this fall!

Thanks for dropping by and for your interest in helping every child … every person … to know by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

June 7, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLEbecause every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

© All rights reserved 2014.

“THAT’S JUST WHO I AM.”

How many times have you heard or even said yourself, “That’s just who I am.”

Does this not suggest that we are finite beings, but if that is so, then when do we become finite … limited at some particular point in our life?

Expressed again just the other day, a seventy year old woman I know uses this phrase repeatedly to justify not making any changes in her life … even ones that would be to her benefit.

But, she is not alone. Many of us, due to our lower rather than higher “Respect Levels,” become unwilling to accept we are responsible for growing, developing, and changing what is not working for us or even things we do not like but do anyway because they have become habitual.

For instance, this particular woman, seldom ever has anything positive to say about her health (she’s still here, has medical care and benefits, and family around her who cater to her daily) or in general. Gently trying to remind her of all that she has and that she could make some changes is quickly rebuffed with “That’s just who I am.”

And I understand, because I used to think and talk like that before when I did not feel so good about myself. Now, as I work to stay positive and optimistic in order to stay motivated to keep growing, changing, and developing, I still find sometimes it can be quite wearisome to be around people who are so down, so negative, so bitter, resentful, frustrated, and angry, without their pulling me down with them. But, I remember why I created the “Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE” concept and why I became a publisher to roll out the idea to kids in school, to parents, teachers, and everyone else … because healthy, successful, joy-filled lives result from growing, developing, and changing throughout our whole lives and not just coming to the point where we limit ourselves and our experience by the debilitating mindset, “That’s just who I am.”

If all we are is to become static creatures at some point in our life, what would be the point of being a person? Why not another animal? Doing the same thing over and over and over and over and over?

I empathize with the woman and the many others like her, even the ghost of who I once was; however, next time she says, “That’s just who I am,” out of respect for her as a person with untapped potential, I’m going to have to say, “Stop limiting yourself and your life with your limited belief. You are so much more than you know … however, you have to be willing to let go of what you know, those old beliefs, even about yourself, in order to reap the benefits of growing, developing, and changing will generate in your life because that is what we are supposed to do throughout our whole life … adapt.

I know this from experience … by connecting the dots to see the bigger, promising picture and from reaping the multiple benefits.

Hope she and you do too … because you are so much more than you know.

June 3, 2015

KAITLIN A. TREPANIER

Freeing “Potential” with Education, Entertainment, and Inspiration with the global initiative and core book Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

© All rights reserved 2014.