The Right to Your Own Things. Everyone
has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our
things from us without a good reason."
Now read the short story about this important human right.
The Right to Your Own Things
is two years old and he worships his big sister Janice. He wants to do
everything she does. Janice adores her little brother, but mostly,
Janice just likes to be in charge.
When James gets a new set of
blocks, Janice wants to be in charge of them. She takes them away from
him and starts to build a tower.
Of course, James does not like
this. He screams and hits Janice. He knocks her tower over. Then Janice
screams and hits him back.
Their mother comes into the room. "Stop!" she says in a high voice.
"Enough!" She picks Janice up and puts her on the couch.
she explains, "Janice, these blocks belong to James. They are his. They
are not yours. If he wants to share them with you, he can, but you do
not have the right to just go take what is his. Do you understand?"
nods. Her mother continues. "What if I went over to the neighbor's
house and just took something that I wanted? That would be wrong. We do
not do that. People have the right to their own things."