Thank you for this, Haley.
Being told you’re privileged is painful. Because what it really means is:
- My pain is worth more than yours.
- You don’t really understand what pain is.
- I’m better than you, because I don’t have your advantages.
- Anything you achieve isn’t yours.
I’m told this every day because I’m a man. But none of it’s true.
People tell you this because they’re scared. They don’t know that we’re scared too. We all share the same pain in life. And we’re all going to be just dirt in the ground.