In traditional haggadot, we express our gratitude for all that was done for our people from the time we fled Egypt until the Temple was built in Israel. Each of these blessings alone “would have been sufficient” (dayeinu). However, it is a sign of powerlessness typical of oppressed people to resign ourselves after each fateful experience by saying, “It could have been worse.” It is important for us not only to be grateful for all the good things that have happened, but also to not settle for less than our full due as human beings.

haggadah Section: -- Cup #2 & Dayenu
Source: Judy Feder