Respect is for the position and not for the person holding the title. The respect is meant for the ranked held and not for the person although it transfers the intrinsic privileges to the holder. Like nature, human beings must show evidence to verify the entitlement. These days mere certs, connections & wealth suffice for any Tom, Dick and Harry to be saluted and revered. We set the requirements for each position held but none is more pertinent than the qualities a person possess which reflects the noble qualities of the position.