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Every man, woman, and child has the following rights by virtue of the fact that they exist.
These are reasonable and ordinary expectations, which create appropriate boundaries.


I have the right to make my own choices.

I have the right to follow my own values and standards,
as long as I am not abusive towards others.

I have a right to dignity and respect.

I have a right to all of my feelings.

I have a right to express myself as long as
I am not abusive toward others.

I have a right to determine and honor my own priorities.

I have a right to recognize and accept my own value system as appropriate.

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

I have the right to say no when I feel I am not ready, unsafe,
or that it violates my values (this goes for kids too...they have
the right to say "no" to their parents)

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

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

I have a right to be uniquely me, without feeling I'm not good enough.

I have the right to make decisions based on my
feelings and judgment for any reason.

I have the right to change my mind at any time.


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

I have the right to be flexible and be comfortable with doing so.

I have the right to be in a safe, non-abusive environment.

I have the right to forgive others and forgive myself.

I have the right to give and receive unconditional love.

I have the right to enjoy being sexual and celebrate my sexuality.

I have the right to my own spiritual beliefs and to celebrate them.

I have the right to grieve when I don't get what I need.

I have the right to grieve when I get something I didn't need or want.

I have the right to joyfully receive without feeling guilty.

I have a right to healthy relationships of my choice.

I have the right to be angry with someone I love.

I can take care of myself, no matter what.

I have the right to be, and can be, healthier than those around me.

I have the right to trust others who earn my trust.

I have the right to terminate conversations for any reason.

It is OK to be relaxed, playful and frivolous.

I have a right to expect honesty from others.

I have the right to change and grow.

I have the right to follow my own path.

I have the right to be happy.

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Once again, a bit long but worth a read. I truly believe every human being deserves these rights. Once I started implementing them into my daily life, friction was caused amongst my family members, because they were so used to me doing whatever they said and never standing up for myself.

It takes a while to truly believe these rights, I know I'm still struggling too.

But every day try to implement one of them. Soon you will believe that you are worthy of these rights as well.

What do you think?

http://www.unhinderedliving.com/personalrights.html
 

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Awesome post. These are all reasonable expectations to have of yourself and others.
 

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Love this post - Sticky!
 

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thats a good one, when your suffering from SA it is hard to stick up for yourself and to believe in your rights... This is a good reminder for what your rights are ;)
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agreed
 

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I think a "personal bill of rights" is a way to remind yourself what you stand for and believe. In the end, it's what you think your rights are that matters. Whether or not you are willing to defend them with your life is another matter.
 

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I have the right to be uniquely me without feeling I'm not good enough

I think that is the best one...SA sufferers everywhere be yourself! :)
 

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nice post, thank you for positive post.
Everyone should read this and if everyone read this and think of it thoroughly then maybe they will think that they have the right to be themselves.
I am sick and tired of being someone else.
I used to when I'm in high school
and what a waste of energy that is, I should have accomplish more, if only I let go of hang ups and think I have the right to be eccentric
 
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