When you ask most people if they grew up privileged, I think most people of us will say no.
We all imagine the privileged to be the super wealthy–the types of people who have maids, drivers, chefs, planes, fancy cars and mansions.
But the reality is many of us are more privileged than we realize. And some of us have had to work twice as hard to overcome the lack of privileges that others took for granted.
Have you ever thought about it?
Privilege is not something you earned. It was given to you.
What if you didn’t have the privileges you had or have? Where would you be life? Would you be in the same place? And have the same successes? Would you be just as happy?
Imagine if the privileges you value now were taken from you. They were gone. You no longer felt safe in your expression, to get help or medical care. How would you feel?
There is likely someone in your life right now who is in those shoes. Have you ever thought about how it would make you feel? And how they must feel?
Does this experiment open your eyes and change how you might look at other people?
I think it is profound exercise that evokes strong emotions. I hope it stirs yours…