Birgit Berggrensson grew up in a Scandinavian welfare society where most things were free and no one was poor, and she learned that the more welfare was introduced by the state and the more human rights were fulfilled, the more people demanded - none of it made anybody happy. During the many years she worked as a business college professor and now in her work as an ordained Lutheran pastor - and as a mother of three sons - her teaching is that true happiness is achieved, only when you take responsibility for your own life and put your fellow human being first. In her book her aim is to illustrate just how much harm the growing demand for rights is doing, and it is her hope to bring this topic up for discussion in as many circles as possible. She holds an MA in Theology from the University of Copenhagen and an MA in English and German from Copenhagen Business School. She has studied at the University in Heidelberg, Germany and at Wheaton College, Mass. USA, and was a lecturer and head of department for International studies at Niels Brock Business College 1980 until 2003, as well as the Resident Twinning Advisor for EU projects in Hungary and Croatia 1991-2004.