Relative to other Americans of your generation, would you say that you were "born into privilege?"
I think if you have food on the table, access to a good education, great parents and good health you should consider yourself privileged.
Kids today have it easy. I imagine my grandfather said exactly the same thing.
I remember when I wanted to send my dinner to " the poor starving children in china". I got knocked off my chair.
Kty when I was little rich kids had Davy Crocket hats.
When I was little rich kids had Davy Crocket hats. People will off had private phone lines. Boy am I old????
No not at all. My dad worked for Boeing. We did have the first tv on the block. Kids came over to watch; Superman , the Lone Rangier, Stan Borison and Captain Puget.
Nope, not at all. I was born and then became a ward of the state, then hit the foster care system. Sooo no, no privileges here lol :x
If you are replying to kayjayleh, I don't think you read the post carefully. It says that America is a great place to live. The post goes on to criticize people who are not grateful to live here. I agree. I think you would also agree, based on what you usually write.
Like Romney? Didn't know they were that good of friends...lol
LOL...god no! And if it weren't for social welfare programs, I wouldn't be as successful as I am today...that's why I don't mind paying a little more in taxes. I know there are allot of kids out there with all the potential, but not lucky enough to be born wealthy....proud of what I did, and to help
Financially, about average probably but i have the best mom ever, so i am privileged that way. she gave me many advantages in life.
I wasn't born into privilege, when I was young my parents had hardly any money. I remember sharing a single happy meal with my siblings because my mom couldn't afford to get meals for everyone. Now my father owns multiple companies, and if I made less than 100k a year I'd be the poorest person in my
they rationed things which drove me crazy, but Now I think it was being used to those times.
my dad was a Mechanical Engineer at GM and my mom chose to stay home and raise 4 kids..She went back to work as a nurse when I was in school. I don't think we were well off but we weren't poor either. My parents lived during the Depression, so I think my parents were used to saving things
We prefer quail where I'm from! ;)
Rich kids have smartphones? I'll admit, the income filter is a bit baffling!
Yes, kids born into poverty aren't entitled to a dime because that would give them a can of formula and a sense "entitlement." Congratulations on your choice of parents by the way!
By no means does my family have a lot of money. However, compared to other families in our city, we are fairly well-off. So I would have to say that I was born into a fairly privileged lifestyle.
Well I wasn't born into money at all. Paycheck to paycheck is what my parents did but I guess I was lucky because they put their kids first and world do without just so their kids would eat. Plus they are together too. Many kids I know dealt with divorce.
Not monetarily. But I did have some of the best parents that a kid could ask for who loved me and taught me about Jesus.
I came from a similar situation. I was always provided for, but also worked as soon as I legally could. I learned the value of a dollar and learned to work hard and not take advantage of the system.. This is America, we are not entitled to anything. We succeed and fail on our own merits.
I was born into an upper middle class family. My father worked his butt off to get there. I know that I'm EXTREMELY lucky to have had that privilege.
Very interesting age filters. Also interesting income filters.
It must be so wonderful to not appreciate your life at all.
I wouldn't say "born" into it. However, my Dad started making significantly more money by the time I was a sophomore in college, and so there has been a "trickle down" to my sister and i ever since.
Or your mom and dad earned it let's get this right
That's what America's all about!!
It's true most Americans are privileged, compared to the rest of the world. We have so much to be thankful for. Even so, the extremely wealthy continues to get wealthier, and that percentage is shrinking, and the percentage of middle class shrinks, as the percentage of poverty grows.
Obama loves the middle class. Some of his best friends own the middle class.
Back then we didn't think of ourselves as 'privileged'- we were taught to EARN IT!
I've worked for everything I have. Grew up less than privileged but my mom did the best she could while it was just the two of us - even kept me from knowing that we'd been homeless for a time. I certainly know what I have now and can appreciate all it took to get here.
I have food clothes a shelter good enough I would like more but hey a lot of kids and teens a others are homeless and have to worry about were there next meal will come from or have to pick feed the kids or pay the bills
Re-read the question.
Its great to be an American! You you kidding me!?
Pretty fascinating age filters. Wonder why so many of us oldsters say "No"?
It must be pretty fantastic to feel so morally superior.
Born into a nurturing, supportive middle class family who valued and reenforced education is certainly a privilege which has deeply impacted the outcome of my life.
Yeah F America right comrades! Greedy Capitalist pigs!
I agree with MIT. I'm comparing myself with other Americans, not the world.
That's not ironic.
Privilege in America is different than privilege in the world.
inability to acknowledge the privilege we innately have.
If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head, and a place to sleep, you're richer than 75% of the world. If you have money in the bank, money in your wallet, and spare change, you are in the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
America sickens me sometimes in our
I certainly was not. My kids will be.
I was born to the 1%. starting wars at my leisure, detailing media to my agenda, eating gold bars and diamond jewels for breakfast. I had 52 servants at my disposal. sadly I then woke up and realized my home had been foreclosed by my dream. irony!
When I was a kid we had carrier pigeons...
Immature people I know and they're 40+.