I am a white straight male. I grew up with a drug addicted mother, a father who worked 60 to 70 hours a week at a job he hated to support his family and lived in an old dodge van for longer than anyone should with my family when I was 12. I got a job when I was 15, dropped out of high school when I was 16 to work and feed myself. Lived on couches and pool sheds until I was 18 and could afford an apartment. I am 31 years old and have been at the same job for 10 years. I don’t make a lot of money but I’ve been patient and am looking to buy my first small home later this year. I have had some help on the way from friends and their parents when I was a teenager allowing me to stay on their couches and not getting mad finding me sleeping in their pool sheds but aside from that I have done it all on my own. Cant say I didn’t complain when I was younger about the people who’s parents bought them cars and paid for school and so on but at a certain point you have to stop being so bitter and take responsibility for your own life. If you tell me I was born privileged you can shove it up your ass because the only privilege I’ve ever had in my life is having the opportunity to crawl out of the pit of shit I was born into and accomplish so much on my own. Oh you were born with the odds against you? Oh poor baby! Stop complaining,get of your ass and be strong because where you end up is no ones fault but your own.