Human Bill of Rights

GUIDELINES FOR FAIRNESS AND INTIMACY

  1. I have the right to be treated with respect.

  2. I have the right to say no.

  3. I have the right to make mistakes.

  4. I have the right to reject unsolicited advice or feedback.

  5. I have the right to negotiate for change.

  6. I have the right to change my mind or my plans.

  7. I have a right to change my circumstances or course of action.

  8. I have the right to have my own feelings, beliefs, opinions, preferences, etc.

  9. I have the right to protest sarcasm, destructive criticism, or unfair treatment.

  10. I have a right to feel angry and to express it non-abusively.

  11. I have a right to refuse to take responsibility for anyone else's problems.

  12. I have a right to refuse to take responsibility for anyone's bad behavior.

  13. I have a right to feel ambivalent and to occasionally be inconsistent.

  14. I have a right to play, waste time and not always be productive.

  15. I have a right to occasionally be childlike and immature.

  16. I have a right to complain about life's unfairness and injustices.

  17. I have a right to occasionally be irrational in safe ways.

  18. I have a right to seek healthy and mutually supportive relationships.

  19. I have a right to ask friends for a modicum of help and emotional support.

  20. I have a right to complain and verbally ventilate in moderation.

  21. I have a right to grow, evolve and prosper.

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