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FREEDOM

here is your personal bill of rights. In a free world, these statements are true.

PERSONAL BILL OF RIGHTS

* i have a right to say no to demands or requests i can't meet
* i have a right to ask for what i want
* i have a right to express my feelings
* i have a right to change my mind
* i have a right to make mistakes and not be perfect
* i have a right to follow my own values and standards
* i have a right to say no to anything when i am not ready, it feels unsafe or it violates my values
* i have a right to determine my own priorities
* i have a right NOT to be responsible for other people's behaviors, actions, feelings or problems
* i have a right to expect honesty from others
* i have a right to be angry at someone i love
* i have a right to be uniquely myself
* i have a right to say "i'm scared" or to be afraid
* i have a right to say "i don't know"
* i have a right not to give excuses
* i have a right to make decisions based on my feelings
* i have a right to meet my own needs first
* i have a right to be playful/frivolous
* i have a right to be healthier than those around me
* i have a right to be in a non-abusive enviornment
* i have a right to make friends and be comfortable around people
* i have a right to change and grow
* i have a right to be happy
* i have a right to have my own needs and wants respected by others
* i have a right to be treated with dignity and respect
* i have a right to my own point of view
* i have a right not to share with people i don't know or don't trust

How free are you?

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neitherday
Jun. 4th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
If these are rights, then all are responsible to upholding them. Therefore, if these are our rights then they are also our responsibilities. In such, a personal list of responsibilities should be:

  • I have a responsibility to accept when others say no to demands or requests they can't meet
  • I have a responsibility to listen when others ask for what they want
  • I have a responsibility to listen when others express my feelings
  • I have a responsibility to accept that others may change their minds
  • I have a responsibility to accept that others make mistakes and are not perfect
  • I have a responsibility to respect others' values and standards
  • I have a responsibility to listen when others say no to anything when they am not ready, it feels unsafe or it violates their values
  • I have a responsibility to let others determine their own priorities
  • I have a responsibility NOT to expect anyone to be responsible for other people's behaviors, actions, feelings or problems
  • I have a responsibility to be honest
  • I have a responsibility to accept that those who love me may be angry at me
  • I have a responsibility to let others be uniquely themselves
  • I have a responsibility to let others say "i'm scared" or to be afraid
  • I have a responsibility to let others say "I don't know"
  • I have a responsibility not expect others to give excuses
  • I have a responsibility to let others make decisions based on their feelings
  • I have a responsibility to let others meet their own needs first
  • I have a responsibility to let others be playful or frivolous
  • I have a responsibility to accept that those around me may be healthier than me
  • I have a responsibility to be non-abusive
  • I have a responsibility to let others make friends and be comfortable around people
  • I have a responsibility to let others change and grow
  • I have a responsibility to let others be happy
  • I have a responsibility to respect the needs and wants of others
  • I have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect
  • I have a responsibility to respect that others will have their own points of view
  • I have a responsibility to accept that others may not want to share with me


  • Edited at 2008-06-04 04:31 pm (UTC)
    djcliche
    Jun. 4th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
    very true. i, as well as everyone need to work on my responsibility end of the spectrum. thank you for posting this here. it is a good reminder.

    how are you? i have not checked my voicemail in a bit so i dont know if you've called. i havent really talked to anyone except through the computer and saw my psychiatrist yesterday. i'm not in arlington right now. i'm trying to get some rest. but i'm glad you commented cuz i've been thinking of you.
    peace
    neitherday
    Jun. 4th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
    I've called a couple times and you should have a couple generic voice mails from me: "Hello, I called. Hello. Goodbye."

    I have been doing well and keeping busy. When you get a chance to call, we should talk :)

    Edited at 2008-06-04 05:06 pm (UTC)
    djcliche
    Jun. 4th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
    cool. i will look for my phone. i dont even know where it is right now, but i'll give you a call soon
    peace
    dream_this_life
    Jun. 4th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
    Added back ;]
    djcliche
    Jun. 4th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC)
    thank you. peace
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