If you read the Declaration of Human Rights, there are fifty-eight or so articles. But in our dealings with others, it seems that one basic article that could define human rights is to recognize that others want to be happy just as much as we do. As much as we don't want to suffer, neither do others. Therefore, they have exactly the same rights because their wish is the same as ours. That summarizes the whole Declaration of Human Rights.

Matthieu Ricard, Destructive Emotions by Daniel Goleman