Michael's Children's Universal Bill of Rights from his Oxford University Speech:
1. The right to be loved without having to earn it.
2. The right to be protected, without having to deserve it.
3. The right to feel valuable, even if you came into the world with nothing.
4. The right to be listened to without having to be interesting.
5. The right to be read a bedtime story, without having to compete with the evening news (or East Enders)
6. The right to an education without having to dodge bullets at school.
7. The right to be thought of as adorable, even if you have a face that only a mother could love.
Friends, the foundation of all human knowledge, the beginning of human consciousness, must be that each and every one of us is an object of love. Before you know if you have red hair or brown, before you know if you are black or white, before you know what religion you are a part of , you have to know that you are loved.
If you enter this world knowing you are loved, and leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.
A professor may degrade you, but you will not feel degraded. A boss may crush you, but you will not be crushed. A corporate gladiator may vanquish you, but you will still triumph. How could any of them pull you down? For you know you are an object worthy of love. The rest is just packaging."