An emperor’s convoy was passing through the kingdom. People gathered to greet him on both the sides of road. Suddenly he saw a beggar saluting him. He smiled and counter saluted. Beggar and everyone at surrounding were highly surprised. Emperor’s personal assistant inquired, “Why did you counter salute him? It’s his duty to salute but not necessary for you to acknowledge”. Emperor replied politely, “In courtesy and manners, I don’t wish myself to put down than beggar of my kingdom, that’s why I counter saluted”.
Moral: Give respect and get respect irrespective of professional hierarchy, it’s always two way journey.