It’s hard to think of yourself as being privileged. We are raised to want, to crave, to keep up with the Jones’s.
if you were to be placed in a line of privilege however, against everyone else in the world, I think you would be surprised.
There are so many people in the world who spend every day trying to make it through, just trying to survive that day. Making sure they can get enough food to get by. Trying to ensure they have somewhere to sleep.
The fact we don’t need to worry about those things means we are privileged.
It should be a right for every person to have shelter and fresh water but unfortunately that isn’t the world we live in yet.
When you think about it, the tenner you donated to Comic Relief because Harry Styles crying and holding a baby with malaria made you cry is the tip of the iceberg of what you could afford to give.
There are so many occasions where I look through my bank statement and can’t work out why I needed to withdraw yet more funds. If we all just took a moment to think about how wasteful we are, and how lucky we are then maybe it would push us all to give a little more to people who can’t order in a Domino’s when they ‘can’t be bothered to cook’ or buy a new shirt or dress for each weekend so they don’t look the same in their Facebook photos.
We are selfish. We could do so much more. Why don’t we?