Personal Bill of Rights

{ Wednesday, April 25, 2012 }
Every human being is entitled to these rights for no other reason than that he/she exists. 

(Please note: I didn't write these rights, but author is unknown to me. I just want to repost!)

1. I have the right to ask for what I want.

2. I have the right to say ‘no’ to requests or demands I cannot meet.

3. I have the right to express all of my feelings, positive or negative.

4. I have the right to change my mind.

5. I have the right to make mistakes and not have to be perfect.

6. I have the right to follow my own values and standards.

7. I have the right to say ‘no’ to anything when I feel I am not ready, it is 

unsafe, or it violates my values.

8. I have the right to determine my own priorities.

9. I have the right not to be responsible for others’ behaviour, actions, feelings or problems.

10. I have the right to expect honesty from others.

11. I have the right to be angry at someone I love.

12. I have the right to be uniquely myself.

13. I have the right to be scared and say ‘I’m afraid’.

14. I have the right to say ‘I don’t know’.

15. I have the right not to give excuses or reasons for my behaviour.

16. I have the right to make decisions based on my feelings.

17. I have the right to my own needs of personal space and time.

18. I have the right to be playful and frivolous.

19. I have the right to be healthier than those around me.

20. I have the right to be in a non abusive environment.

21. I have the right to make friends and be comfortable around people.

22. I have the right to change and grow.

23. I have the right to have my needs and wants respected by others.

24. I have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

25. I have the right to be happy.

Post this in a conspicuous place. By taking time to carefully read through the list every day, you will eventually learn to accept that you are entitled to each of them.




6 comments:

Londoneya Eyan said...

Lovely. :)

ireminisces said...

Interesting 25 points, I prefer the flowers!

Sui generis Writer said...

Hello Safiyah! :)

First of all, I thank you for giving Dana such a lovely award which she passed to other bloggers including me. I am happy to have received that cup of appreciation.

The rights enumerated here are so right. As human beings we are entitled to have certain degree of right accompanied by justified duties.

I read your previous post as well and it was very motivating.

You have a beautiful blog.

Have a good day! ^_^

Safiyah said...

@Londoneya: Thanks! =)

@Ireminisces, wish I could give them to you! ;)

@Sui generis Writer: Welcome to my blog and thanks for the compliment! =) Have a wonderful day yourself!

MarieHarmony said...

We tend to forget we have rights and not only duties. This list is precious, you are right we should read it again and again to understand and integrate them in our lives.
Thanks again for a beautiful post Safiyah. take care dear.

Safiyah said...

Thanks for your lovely words, Marie =)

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