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On Rights vs. Privileges

Society’s lessons tell us we have many rights. We probably do. Yet personal experience suggests seeing them as rights invites trouble. Believing we have rights often leads to a sense of entitlement, which puts the rights of others at risk and can leave us arrogant. An alternative: what if we believed we had privileges instead? While likely not changing what we do each day, privileges lead us to see with gratitude, not entitlement.

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