People Share 20 Privileges Not Many Of Us Realize We Have

Published 3 years ago

Taking a hot shower every day, sleeping in a comfy bed, or something as simple as getting a glass of water whenever we want – there are certain things we’re so used to, we start taking them for granted. However, not everyone can enjoy the same luxury as we do.

Someone on Reddit recently asked people to share some privileges that most people don’t realize are privileges, and received numerous eye-opening answers. See some of the best ones in the gallery below and make sure to take a moment to appreciate what you have, as you never know when you can lose it.

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Not knowing what war actually is like


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Affordable healthcare.


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Being able to hold the hand of your partner in public without harassment or the fear of something bad happening to you.


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Waking up and just being able to see. What’s that like? No glasses, no contacts. Just wow.


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


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Living without constant physical pain. The idea that most people just exist without nonspecific pain is baffling to me.


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Being able to walk alone, especially at night, without any worry at all.


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A hot shower every day


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Sleeping through the night


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Having a bed. When I was ages 8-11, my siblings and I had to sleep on the floor because we lived in a tiny one-bedroom apartment.
I remember turning twelve and finally getting to sleep in my own bed after three years of not having one. It was euphoria.


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Being conventionally beautiful

It gets you more than dates. It influences prison sentences; attractive people are less likely to get convicted, and more likely to get lighter sentences when they are convicted.

Job interviews, assessments of intelligence and academic performance are all biased to favour good looking people. They are also more likely to benefit from kindess from strangers


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Being in countries where you are able to speak insults to, openly criticise or question authority without going to jail


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Having a family that loves you. I grew up in a pretty loving family. It was somewhat dysfunctional, to be sure, but my mother loves me as does my sister. So did my grandparents. We were always a close family and we helped each other when possible. We were always supportive too.

I went to school with people whose parents couldn’t have [cared] less about them. I mean straight up, just didn’t give a [damn] if their kids lived or died. If your parents actively tried to keep you off drugs and off the streets and were emotionally supportive and not abusive, count your blessings.


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Fresh water from the tap. Imagine living in rural Africa. Or Flint, Michigan.


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Having an emotionally mature parent.


Being able to live with your parents past the age of 18

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Having pets. So many people discard them like they’re playthings over the most mundane reasons.


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Being healthy instead of disabled and chronically ill.


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Being a person of average height.


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Having friends.

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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