“It’s genuinely difficult to perceive the ways you’re privileged – let alone all the “negative preconditions” of your success, like not being born in a war zone, or before antibiotics, and so forth. We rarely realize it, but each of us is a walking testament to all the things that might have stopped us, yet didn’t.”
Oliver Burkeman, on why if you don’t think you’re lucky, you should think again (via guardian)
I am privileged. I won’t deny it. In some ways I am, yes.