Respect is a privilege. You do not automatically earn respect just because you are an “elder.” If you talk with an attitude, you get no respect. If you post the link to my blog without my permission linking me because you want other nosy people to read my site because you’re nosy, don’t expect respect from me.
People earn respect by respecting others. And I will never respect people who would allow someone to bash my innocent dead dog. You could say it isn’t your problem. And I could say [not] respecting you isn’t my problem, either.