Self-Assertive Philosophy

tccstHere are some points to consider:

  1. By standing up for my rights I show respect to myself and I will probably also receive it from others.
  2. By trying to avoid hurting other people I eventually hurt others as well as myself.
  3. By sacrificing my rights, relationships are often broken and new ones are prevented from developing.
  4. It is a form of selfishness to exclude others from my thoughts and feelings.
  5. Sacrificing my rights teaches others to disregard me.
  6. If I fail to notify others how their behaviour negatively affects me, I fail to give them the opportunity to change their behaviour.
  7. I can decide what is important to me; it is not necessary for me to suffer under the tyranny of “must”.
  8. I appreciate myself more if I do what I believe is right and it improves my relationships with others.
  9. I can insist on courtesy and respect.
  10. I have the right to express myself in any way as long as I do not infringe upon the rights of others.
  11. I have the right to keep quiet.
  12. I do not need to please everyone all the time.
  13. I have the right to know what is going on.
  14. I do not need to give explanations for everything.
  15. I do not need to feel guilty if I say “no” or if I put myself first.
  16. I am not responsible for the other people’s problems.
  17. I have the right to express my opinion and negotiate for change.
  18. I have the right to be listened to.
  19. I have the right to make decisions and bear the consequences of my choices responsibly.

Ria Vorster
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