Privilege
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beautiflareamateur writer
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appreciate what you have, while you still have it.
you're privileged more than you think.

Privilege

by beautiflare

The other day me and my friends did the privilege test. As I expected I am privileged quite a lot, but to be honest, not as much as I expected to be.

I expected to get 70 points or so (out of 100) and I only scored 50. And that actually stunned me. Not because I feel like I am living a great life, but because I realized how much I didn't have.

I'm not playing a victim. I'm a white teenage girl, living in quite accepting community, with both my parents. Yes, my parents are not rich people, but I never struggled. At least I though so.

While doing the test I remembered that I had to face the hunger and deficiency of simple needs. I forgot about the fear I had as a child and the conditions that formed me to the person I am today

That quickly made me realize, how quickly we forget the hard times while living in comfort. And we don't realize how quickly we can lose everything and struggle all over again.

Apreciate the struggles you had and appreciate the comfort you're enjoying now. But also remember that there are always people who struggle more than you do. Stay grounded.

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a year agoReply
@erofaer there are privilege tests on buzzfeed @anominous thank you~ that was the idea :) @bernardtwindwil thank you, these words really do help me :)

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
@beautifare Insightful story you are a quite a few steps ahead of your peers. Our privilege is often granted without a struggle. The privilege you attain through struggle tastes much sweeter. I love the way you think.

a year agoReply
@beautiflare sometimes we think our materialism is what makes us. But that's incorrect it's our experiences and skills that make us. Great post

erofaerSilver CommaHow can I be impressive in one sentence?
a year agoReply
Wow. I'd like to see what I'd get.