Today’s Word: contempt

October 4, 2017 =========

☆  contempt  軽蔑


The opposite of contempt is respect. If you have contempt for someone or something, it means you have no respect for them or think that they are unimportant. This week’s quote is from Cesar Chavez, an American activist (1927 – 1993). He says, “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt of disrespect for other cultures.” I really agree with this!

I think one of the reasons why many people in Australia are against more refugees and immigrants coming to live in Australia is because they are worried about the destruction of Australian culture and the Australian way of life. Of course, there are other reasons, but many people seem to have contempt for immigrants and refugees. Luckily, many other people realize that they are an asset to Australia and they actually add to the culture and diversity of Australia.