People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights. (Indira Ghandi, former prime minister of India)
Ghandi’s comment certainly seems to be true in 21st century America. We believe deeply in individual freedoms and guaranteed “inalienable rights,” so, as free citizens, we are often inclined to emphasize our rights and overlook our responsibilities. It’s part of our selfish human nature, no doubt, but for the good of community, we must think of others, too.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others (Philippians 2:3-4).