Rights and responsibilities are inextricably linked. Where there is the one, justice demands the presence of the other. The imbalance of the two implies the existence of an oppressor and a subject. Where one has rights without corresponding responsibilities, one is leading a life of privilege, exploitative of those absorbing responsibilities for you. Where a person has responsibilities absent the commensurate rights, he is being oppressed, and if the imbalance is great enough, he is essentially a slave, not enjoying the fruits of his own labor. The understanding of this relationship is an important part of adulthood. Unfortunately, I find this appreciation to be missing all too frequently among adults (and consequently their children).