Rights

Balancing Rights and Responsibilities

We have rights. Others have the same rights. None of us has the right to harm others or to do things that could potentially cause harm, however. We have responsibilities, to ourselves and to others. We have the responsibility to keep ourselves safe. We also have the responsibility to do what we can to keep …

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Self-Empowerment and Our Impact on Others

We need to empower ourselves to achieve the life we desire. While doing this, however, we need to remember that our actions impact others. We have the right to lead the life we want. We do not, however, have the right to take away the rights of others. We do not have the right to …

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Empowerment is External, Self-Empowerment is Internal

Empowerment is when someone has power, permission, and/or authority to do something. This often comes from outside the person. For example, our customers might empower us to do certain work for them. We might empower others to make decisions for us. Laws might empower women to have more equality in the workforce. Self-empowerment comes from …

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Relationships and Empowerment

In these blogs we talk about you.  Your rights.  Your responsibilities.  Your choices.  Your life. It is necessary to remember, though, that everything discussed in these blogs applies to everyone.  This means that other people have the same rights, and the same responsibilities, as you do.  It is necessary to balance your rights with others’ …

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Self-Empowerment

Empowerment is external, self-empowerment is internal. Empowerment is when someone has power, permission, and/or authority to do something.  This often comes from outside the person.  For example, our supervisor might empower us to make decisions related to the business.  We might empower our attorney to make legal decisions for us.  Laws might empower women to …

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Common Courtesy—Not So Common

I’m beginning to believe that common courtesy is an oxymoron.  Courtesy is not so common anymore. You do not hear the little courtesies (please, thank you, you’re welcome, excuse me) as frequently as in the past.  You also hear more obviously discourteous behaviors (yelling, screaming, interrupting). I think part of this is related to television.  …

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The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen (Video Link) My paternal grandmother’s favorite story was “The Little Red Hen.” I am not sure if it was because she liked the message or that she liked chickens.  (Chickens on a farm were important then.) For those of you who have not heard the story of the little red hen, …

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Equal Partnerships

Equal Partnerships (Video) Throughout these blogs we have talked about you.  Your rights.  Your responsibilities.  Your choices.  Your life. It is necessary to remember, though, that everything we have discussed applies to everyone.  This means, that if you are in a committed relationship, your partner is just as important as you are.  The life he …

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