Respect and appreciation are important in Taekwondo. You have to give respect to receive it. Remember when you were younger and you wanted to be respected like mom or dad?
I find in Taekwondo you get that sort of respect as long as you keep giving it without asking it in return, because what goes around comes around.
Also, you must show respect and appreciation towards the Dojang if you want to have a safe place to train at, we don’t want ripped mats and broken equipment do we?
I remember in one of our little dragon classes, the ones who appreciated and respected the sport and others the most – always had the most fun!