Rights or Shared Responsibilities
As I discussed in my blog post yesterday I talked about how on Monday night I attended a year 7 information night at my children’s high school. During the principals speech he talked about shared responsibilities. He talked about how the school focused on shared responsibilities rather than just rights. Expanding on the topic he talked about how there is an expectation in the school that it is a safe, caring and educational environment. While at the same time each and every student had a responsibility to also live by the schools values.
I am not sure about you, I am hearing a lot about rights these days. There seems to be less talk about responsibilities. Yes, I agree that there are basic rights that we should all have and in most western societies we seem to have it pretty good…. Okay there may be an exception, but overall. I know that there have been times that my children have demanded things as if they had a rights beyond their basic needs. For example internet access at all times…. However, in the past they have been reluctant to help out with unpacking the dishwasher or mowing the lawn. I am happy to say that as my children are reaching their teenage years, there tune has changed and they help out around the house.
You can call me old fashioned, however I believe that respect and responsibility is the first key to rights. Unless we actually respect each other and are willing to take responsibility for making things better then the rights of individuals are not going to improve. I am proud that the school is teaching values and responsibilities as part of it’s development of young people. I believe that when we respect each other and take personal responsibility then we will truly have a world where everyone’s rights are respected.
Posted on Saturday, 10 May 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged Business, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management, Respect, Responsibilities, Rights, School, Shared, Values. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.