Is it better to be loved than feared, or feared than loved?
I think it is better to be loved than feared. When people do things out of fear, its not done from the heart, it is done out of obligation or fear of consequence. When people do something out of love, it is in a spirit of respect. Do we respect who we fear? I think not. I feel that we respect the consequence not the person. Fear is not a great motivator. Respect is a motivator. It motivates us to do better, think more, and work harder than we have before. I think often times people do a better job when they respect who they work for, rather than fear them. At least I do. As they say, "you get more flies with honey...."