On Monday, Reddit user u/IStanPegasusasked, "What do people not realize is a privilege?" People provided some super-interesting examples about things that Americans might not even realize are privileges.
Here's what they shared:
1."The ability to actually be a kid when young. It's heartbreaking how many children have to grow up/are hardened before they even hit puberty."
3."Having a safe place to sleep. I'm very privileged to have a safe place to live, and I understood it more since the start of the pandemic. Not having a safe, stable, comfortable home has to be hell when you are on lockdown."
8."A guaranteed next meal. Food insecurity is terrifying. I have been fortunate that coming from a poor family, I always had food. Thinking of all the kids who were out of school due to COVID that were on free and reduced meals breaks my heart."
16."Being vaccinated. People from underdeveloped countries like mine have people dying from preventable disease. My moms mother crossed a war zone after a devastating earthquake so my mom could get a smallpox vaccine."