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Do rights exist?

Cryo
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6/30/2015 11:24:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I've always considered rights to be ideas. They're priviliges we give ourselves and put up on a pedestal.

People talk about "human rights" for instance but it's not like they exist somewhere in our universe. They're just things we think up, agree upon and say that everyone has them.
Diqiucun_Cunmin
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7/1/2015 5:19:19 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/30/2015 11:24:38 PM, Cryo wrote:
I've always considered rights to be ideas. They're priviliges we give ourselves and put up on a pedestal.

People talk about "human rights" for instance but it's not like they exist somewhere in our universe. They're just things we think up, agree upon and say that everyone has them.
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