Privilege is so often inherited or bestowed, not chosen, nor easily (or even possibly) relinquished.
It is not absolute; it is a luck of the draw how society decides what is privilege and what is a shortcoming, what can become a reason to be dis-empowered.
The world without privilege is the world where everyone can bring themselves into the world without fear.
It requires knowing and recognising the goodness in ourselves.
We cannot choose to accept or reject our privilege. Eating everything on my plate will not feed the starving child in China.
Nor will starving myself.
What do the promptings of love and truth in my heart demand me to do with my privilege? Continue reading “Examining privilege”