We asked our regular contributors through e-mail What is something most people don’t realize is a privilege? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way.

1. Privacy. I don’t mean digital privacy, I mean a room with solid walls and a door that closes. Lots of people don’t have that.

– Much-Reality3817

2. Being able to just quit a job you don’t like.

– Beloay

3. To have people around who can and will help.

– InternatinalGas2021

4. Uninterrupted power supply.

– PrinzeCeaser

5. Feeling safe in your own home. Not worrying about rats, mice, roaches, bed bugs, bricks being thrown through windows, violence outside, break-ins.

– yesohoygh

6. Having two good parents.

– Elliot_Phantomhive5

7. Having access to water and a sewage system. Also, the abundance of food in western supermarkets is quite frankly insane. Every day I try and spend a moment to reflect on how lucky I am.

– DrSealMan

8. Having people assume you are telling the truth.

– Hobbitfoot

9. I’m glad therapy is becoming less stigmatized, but the “everyone should go to therapy” crowd acts like it’s free.

– AdamantArmadillo

10. The ability to buy a drink or snack outside on the spur of the moment, without thinking about how it would impact your ability to pay for utilities/rent/groceries/essentials.

– Superb-Personality47

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Last Update: July 9, 2021