I can pinpoint the exact moment I realized my privilege.
My brother once said, ‘My sister does whatever she wants’.
I was taken aback. It’s true.
But I was also dumbfounded – how else would one live their life?
I think my brother meant it in the sense that I tend to do what I like regardless of what other people think about it or expect from me. I think I sometimes do things purely for the story or the shock value, truth be told.
But it made me think. And it made me realize that there are people who have neither the means nor the freedom to pursue their wants and their whims in the way that I do.
And that is privilege.