Day 2509: Rights

I have the right to start off this blog post by quoting Wikipedia’s definition of rights:

Rights are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal system, social convention, or ethical theory. Rights are of essential importance in such disciplines as law and ethics, especially theories of justice and deontology.

Rights are often considered fundamental to civilization, for they are regarded as established pillars of society and culture, and the history of social conflicts can be found in the history of each right and its development. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, “rights structure the form of governments, the content of laws, and the shape of morality as it is currently perceived”.

I have the right to admit that I don’t know what “deontology” means, and I have the right to free-associate that with dentistry, especially since I’m seeing my wonderful dentist today.

I have the right to practice or not practice any religion, as I choose.  Last night, I had the right to listen to this beautiful rendition of Kol Nidre, which reminds me of how my late father and our synagogue’s choir sang it every Yom Kippur Eve.

I have the right to share all my photos from yesterday in any order I please.

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I had the right to wonder this as I took that last photo: I wonder if I will see those I’ve lost later, after I die.

You have the right to comment or not comment on this post, however you choose.

I have the right to express my thanks and appreciation for all who help me create this daily blog and — of course! — for YOU.

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16 thoughts on “Day 2509: Rights

  1. When you’re right, you’re right, Ann.

  2. two rights do not make a wrong.

  3. Wishing you a day where everything feels right.

  4. I like those signs that remind people that they may have the right to touch the faxes and the printer settings it would be nice if they didn’t. Sometimes the right thing is to not do something even if we have the right to do it. And, as we all know, two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights do make a left.

  5. This feeling inside me could never deny me the right to be wrong if I choose!

  6. puella33

    Hi, Ann, regarding the last photo, I don’t think we have the right to know.. But we do have the right to believe .. There’s a Mystical Being much more knowledgeable and benignly more powerful than we…

  7. Human rights are something so many take for granted because we live in a country that respects human rights

  8. I love your Bowl of Rights!. I am going to believe that we will see our loved ones again…and that’s my right to believe that. Thank you!

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