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Dignity is the right to be valued and respected.

Dignity is one of the most important things to the human spirit. It means being valued and respected for what you are, what you believe in, and how you live your life.

Treating other people with dignity means treating them the way we’d like to be treated ourselves.

Every human has the right to lead a dignified life and fulfill his or her potential. Young, old, rich, poor – all over the world we all share the right to be treated with dignity. We treat others with dignity each time we lend a helping hand, stick up for a friend, or recognize the qualities and talents that make each of us special.

Only with dignity are people able to achieve things like being good in school, finding friends, leading a happy life, and maybe even making a difference in the world.

Having dignity means being treated with respect AND treating others with respect.