The more you respect yourself, the more others will respect you as well.
Also, why do you even care for the respect of others?
Look at yourself
Respect in Latin literally means to look back at yourself (respicio). This means,
When you look at yourself, do you love what you see?
it’s okay to make a fool of yourself!
to be infatuated with yourself — to make a fool of yourself (infatuo).
why so afraid of being seen by others as foolish, dumb, crazy, insane, or unintelligent?