From Stable State

Respect extends the ideal of truth to the possessions (aka property) of a human being. It is introduced because we human beings are not just "dots" in space-time but possess things, not the least our body, and require other human beings to respect this. Also, truth alone, would not be sufficient as, for example, I could steal your $1'000 admit it, i.e. tell the truth and then this would be it. Only the additional assurance of respect by the community (aka state) for our property motivates us to invest into education and skilful private and professional behaviour and enables us to profit from our achievements. The stable state's rules must prevent corruption and mafia organisations from sprawling so that the private, economic and state processes function properly. We define the various aspects of respect as follows:

Respect is :=

R.1 := to care for and respect your own and others bodies (body care)

R.2 := to keep the privacy and appropriate distance of each other’s bodies (body distance)

R.3 := to appropriately greet and be polite (politeness)

For the remaining 3 definitions, we must first define the property of a human being for a certain amount of time as follows:

P.1 := own the body := the body

P.2 := own what you carry := what you wear, if self-made or properly acquired

And we extend the definition of property with P.3-7 to be valid for human beings but also companies for a certain amount of time as follows:

P.3 := own a company share := a percentage <=100% of a company, self-created or properly acquired (with the condition for companies owning other companies that there must be no direct or indirect circular ownerships)

P.4 := own things := real-estate, animals, plants, buildings and/or mobile entities and all that's contained on or in them, if self-made (except for the real-estate) or properly acquired

P.5 := own contracts := contracts with other humans or companies that may define acquisitions (aka property transfers). Contracts consist of 3 parts : 1) the "technical" content, 2) the value in money currency, 3) the time conditions of the fulfillment. In loan-contracts which are just a special form of contracts the "technical" content is also a monetised value, i.e. the lent sum and/or conditional terms; and part 2) is the unconditional interest payment(s).

P.6 := transfer property := all properly done acquisitions are "on the spot" buying/selling transactions, except "delayed" ones as specified in contracts (c.f. P.5)

P.7 := own interaction records := all data of interactions with other humans or companies or the state

Examples: we may possess things like cloths, cars, animals, money, contractual obligations, real estate, etc.

With the above definitions of property, we can continue with defining respect as:

R.4 := not to touch possessions nor use nor pass them to others without permission of the owner (don't touch)

R.5 := not to damage nor destruct possessions of others (don't damage)

R.6 := not to steal possessions of others (don't steal)

Note: the principle that contracts must be fulfilled is already imposed by the law of truth (by the aspect T.4 of personal reliability to be precise).