Shifu

A lovely honorific: shifu (or sifu ) meaning "teacher" or "master" (or "father" or "mother"), showing respect for another person's skill and experience.

And maybe Shifu should also be used to address one's self – giving appropriate honor to someone whom one often ignores, criticizes, and mistreats?

Yes, Shifu!

(cf Power of Self-Respect (2015-10-08) Respect (2018-05-30), ...) - ^z - 2020-09-18