Desires Are Not Rights

In teaching self-control it is important to understand the difference between desires and rights. Our children may desire an extra helping of dessert, but it is not a right. A young man may desire to drive at 70 mph in a 30 mph area, but it is certainly not a right. To be law-abiding citizens, children must recognize that just because they desire something, it is not their right to have it.

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