I am simply saying I don't see people showing the respect that is generally trumpeted. TV commercials praise teachers to the sky. Teachers are a praiseworthy profession - but how does that translate to real life? They don't in general get the respect they deserve. So I think that when society talks about how much respect teachers deserve, it's talking a good game, but not following through.
no, that's not what you said, but nice try. you didn't say "people keep naming nurses and teachers as highly respected, yet they don't end up being respected much." you said that people are naming professions they THINK they should name.
had you said that, I would have agreed with you. finding a profession noble doesn't mean that people will automatically treat you respectfully. i have never, ever, encountered a person who looked DOWN on me as a nurse, but I've been treated very poorly and impatiently by my patients and family members.
Curiously - If you're dan l'kaf zchus people who treat their nurses rudely, why not me?
because you're not dying of congestive heart failure or colon cancer.
also because I didn't actively see THEM being rude to others and speaking to others the way you did recently. if I'd know that they're in general rude people, my tolerance level decreases a certain amount.