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It's been awhile, and frankly I'm quite bored at the moment. I know many people would prefer utilize this term for their small minded slander--mostly to devalue the experiences of other people (whether for or against the term).

So I want you to take a moment and focus on yourself instead of attacking others. The concept of words like this is acknowledge what one has over others less fortunate. To be both humble and grateful. See yourself as an individual--not a group--and tell me what you are fortunate to have.

Focus on what you do have, for a moment, instead of being spiteful and envious of others. Focus on what you do have, for a moment, instead of ignorantly denying your own blessings. Focus on what you do have, for a moment, instead of blindly rejecting the struggles of other individuals based on some shallow-minded judgement of groups you perceive them to belong to.

If you emotionally rebuke at a word you are likely no more than a hypocrite. Keep that in mind.

Personally,
I am privileged to have a loving parents.
I am privileged to have supportive siblings.
I am privileged to have a significant other that both loves and accepts my flaws.
I am privileged to have had the opportunity for a good education.
I am privileged to live in a safer environment.
I am privileged to be able to eat three or more times a day.
I am privileged to be born into comfortable wealth.
I am privileged to be born in a first world nation.
I am privileged to be able to walk on my own two feet.
I am privileged to be born into an age of technological comfort.
I am privileged to have independence.
I am privileged to be born physically healthy.
I am privileged to be born with a roof over my head and the warmth of shelter.
I am privileged to drink clean water.
I am privileged to be alive this day.

What about you?



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I am privileged for having tons of imoutos.

I am privileged games like Terraria and Stardew Valley exist.

I am privileged to have the chance at an education (Again)

I am privileged that I am almost to the age of 21. (I am still remaining sober)

I am privileged to have the internet.

I am privileged to watch Hinako Note.

I am privileged to Watch Sakura Quest.

I am privileged to hate on Renai Boukun to an extent.

I am privileged that I do not go hungry all that often.

I am privileged for being an onii chan.

I am privileged that one cat is alive and the other is not suffering anymore.

I am privileged that my imoutos love me.

I am privileged to be privileged at all my privileging privileges.

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MasterBismuth33 wrote:

I agree with you, but judgement and aggression is not always wrong.

Edit: I see you were being malevolent in your spoiler. Good job hypocrite.


Somewhat. There are two groups in particular I seek to point out at. There are those that use the word 'privilege' to slander others based on the perceived group they belong to rather than the individual they are. It is not uncommon for someone to spitefully hiss at someone their privilege as a 'white male' without giving into consideration maybe that person goes home to an alcoholic father and a history of a mother that took drugs until she eternally slept in the bathroom.

At some point, people stopped seeing others as people of their own.

Then you have this other group which clings to the same ignorance on the opposite end and knows not how to count their own blessing--to say that hard work can get you anywhere but they do not make any effort to account for their own opportunities and fortunes. They are the ones on this topic that will quickly move to mock others spitefully--and those are the people I remind thorough mockery of my own that the word 'privilege' is not something they ought immediately jump to making a mockery of--because they are no different from the people they seek to slight.



I admit to my own malevolence towards those that cannot see beyond themselves.
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I find the concept of guiding people to be presumptuous of ones one principles for how things should be done, in a way. Believing that one should be guiding someone through the guise of discussion is to force an ideal without one reconsidering the validity. It may be a logical idea, but discussion in the case of if it is wrong or ineffective for that situation cannot occur if one assumes they are right and wise enough to be guiding in the first place, especially in the absence of understanding the situation personally or rooted in factual information. I find this the problem to be perhaps as prevalent as adults as it is in teenagers.

That being said, I believe judgement to be the calling card of disagreement, which should beget discussion on to why one holds the judgement, and the logical basis behind the moral standards we apply to ourselves and by extension, hold others to as well. Judging is not so much as inherently wrong as it is just perfunctory in most usage. It is hard to know people we do not know up close. I do not think disagreement is aggressive, in that case, but simply a matter of assertion, depending on how it is done and with what intentions.

Perhaps I am wrong.
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I am privileged to have a loving parent
I am privileged to have modern technology or else i wouldnt have made it to 5 years old
And my mother would be dead from her health issues
Im privileged to have a home
Im privileged to have rich grandparents, otherwise i wouldnt be on crunchyroll, or have video games or lots of other things
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Is this about the FPS Privilege? I heard it was canceled.

Joking.

About what you wrote. I think that this issues tend to be very complex, that there isn't a correct way to approach them, therefore, it is really hard to say something that isn't going to be misunderstood.

But still, I will say what I will do in this context and in others, which is: do not participate in the circle of hate (phrase not related with Naruto LOL) or the circle of stupidity.



This doesn't mean that you have to accept everything that other people do to you, of course not, nobody is that perfect.
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I know many people would prefer utilize this term for their small minded slander--mostly to devalue the experiences of other people


Yeah, it's tiresome to me that it's always used to mean "you were born with x scoial status and you should feel bad about it because people who are not born with it are treated differently". Just from being born as a whatever doesn't mean you directly contribute to the suffering of other people. Some seem to treat the term as such. Why make everyone feel bad about being white, or male, or cisgender, or heterosexual, or whatever? Empathy for the minority should not mean hatred of the majority. Why are people so narrow-minded as to think they have to choose one class to hate and another to love? They think loving all people for their shared humanity is too much to ask or naive? I don't think it should be. What will adding hate into the world solve?

But to the spoiler thing, I think "grateful" is better because "privileged" has such a negative connotation.

Oh fine whatever, I should do my list.

I'm privileged that I have such a great boyfriend.
I'm privileged to live in a free and open country with a good economy and relative peace and prosperity.
I'm privileged to have a family that's never given up on me, who always help me.
I'm privileged to be going to Anime Central this weekend.
I'm privileged to be able to intern with my boyfriend's company in a month which will allow me to live with him.
I'm privileged to live in a vibrant, beautiful city with so many things to do.
I'm privileged to get what money I do get paid to be a nanny to my little sisters.
I'm privileged to be a nanny even when it's stressful, because I get to help with my sisters' growth and education.
I'm privileged to have my dog.
I'm privileged to have good health, and for my family to be in good health.
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RLefler wrote:



But to the spoiler thing, I think "grateful" is better because "privileged" has such a negative connotation.



I agree with what you've said. As for this part, think of it this way--those that use it to slander others have probably little conceived using it to describe themselves--which is why they will find this topic difficult to confront. In confronting this, perhaps they will come to some sort of revelation on the subject.

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I am privileged to be Spider-Man
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im privlaged to be waaay to tired to actually read this.
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The simplest term of privilege is to have "enough" at the basis, as we are all more privileged than the lowest common denominator of course, even the fact we have internet and can post here. But then the oppression Olympics begin when "who has more privilege" starts but that doesn't denounce pre-existing privileges like some people like to pretend.
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I am privileged to be Spider-Man


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I am privileged to be a member of the proud Kekistani race.
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