Rights are man-made (day 111)

There are no “natural rights”, they’re all just concepts humans have created. And they take effort and resources to establish and maintain.

A falling tree doesn’t care about your right to bodily integrity. Corn and chickens don’t noblily sacrifice themselves on the altar to your right to food security. Hurricanes are notoriously indifferent to your property and privacy rights.

So when defining something as a right, you’re demanding society create a space where that thing or idea exists.

Establishing more rights are usually noble goals, but it’s important to be wary of the “someone else should fix this for me” problem, and instead approach it from a “how do i get other people to also want to do this thing that makes our lives better” direction.

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