Not much to say, other than I think the concept of respect is certainly one that's lacking in many facets of our society, and cross generationally... and on that one, the definition of respect varies strongly between generations. At least in the very small circle I associate with, in a very small section of the country that is internationally known for being "different", I see a very encouraging re-directing towards making respect for one another a large part of our conscious action. But I have to put it into perspective that Austin (and her branch cities) is much like Portland, Taos, San Fran. etc. in that regard... it is a region that breaks the norm rather than reaffirms it.
For young people at least (20-35,40 range), the concept of respect is very important, and it's great to see it.
I am also more than gladdened to see people here don't have this absolutely moronic concept of, "respect has to be earned". How our society picked up that backwards idea is about as clear to me as how we ever thought homophobia or socks with sandals was acceptable.