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Is Your Life Full of Good Luck?

Posted 07-30-2022 at 08:22 PM by Blondebaerde


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Originally Posted by treemoni View Post
I'm talking about the people posting here. The fact that you have access to a computer to post on a forum, during work hours if you're working...is a privilege. You don't have to be heir to a fortune to be privileged, and that's what many of you don't seem to understand (or don't want to accept). The fact that your example highlights people on the Forbes list speaks volumes, but you can't see it. If you are using such an extreme example, it suggests you have money. You can't see it because whatever you have you think you deserve. It's a form of entitlement. Most people here have benefit from some form of inherited wealth. It doesm't have to be "grandpa left me a million dollars". That's what you don't understand.
Blog reply. The thread's going nowhere. An interesting topic however.

Not quite preposterous, but appears to be part of the 'privilege' narrative running around these days. Mostly by those who want to tear it all down. Good luck with that.

My paternal grandpa dropped dead in his 60s one day and left his three sons and two daughters nothing. They were in their 20s at the time. All were raised to work hard and smart. All had good work ethic and some level of street-smarts. That was Depression-era "we need to work hard or we won't make it" sense. Not a lot of privilege there.

I had it much easier than dad. He seemed to want it that way. That's a little privilege's or luck...I call it "being born on first base." I sometimes thought I was on second base and hit a double in life. Had to head back to first a few times; fair enough, that's not luck it's smart work. My dad sent me back to first base in life himself when he felt I had that "born on second base and thought you hit a double in life" mentiality. Tough love, that.

Some don't even get to bat. That's bad luck, yep. If it's "privilege" to even get to the plate...nah.

I've made my own $$ via 30 years of work, and luck, and not tons of privilege other than that mentioned in earlier reply. And having a father and gramps (paternal) about as hard headed yet not cruel as can-be.
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