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This Simple Comic Perfectly Explains Privilege, And Everyone Must Read It
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This Simple Comic Perfectly Explains Privilege, And Everyone Must Read It

When we think about the social issues of our age poverty, materialism, and violence are probably the first things that come to mind. But there’s another problem of great substance – privilege.

When we say privileged, we’re not talking about those people who were born into royalty or those with millionaire parents in a simple black and white Poor Vs. Rich comparison. We merely mean those folks who have perhaps had a helping hand or two in life while others weren’t given such assistance. You can’t blame people for being given opportunities, but it’s always good to spare a thought for how the other half lives and to better the better-self in helping those who are not that lucky. In this comic strip below, privilege meaning turns more into a psychological subject, rather than the material one.

Check out this comic to see what we mean. It’s a short story called “On A Plate,” and it’s been “liked” more than 200,000 times. The comic is simple, but we’re sure you’ll agree that the message explaining what a privilege is, is pretty powerful.

More info: Toby Morris (h/t: The Wireless)

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Stille20
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5 years ago

I think a lot of people missed the point. The idea is privilege is real. People with privilege still have to work hard to succeed, but it's like they are playing the same game on easy mode. It's not about guilt, it's about awareness.

Sheralyn
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5 years ago

Yeah.. try mentioning the word 'privilege' and you get labelled as a 'libtard'. That's so not the point, the point is that you can always try to help someone who doesn't have the same advantages as you. You're not obliged to, but you can always try.

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AcousticGString
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5 years ago

Anyone think the first two photos were of super old people in jail or something before reading and finding out they were babies?

Master Markus
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5 years ago

I don't know about "in jail", but I was definitely thinking "chubby old people".

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Alusair Alustriel
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5 years ago

I think that judgeing people's status basing on what they currently do/achieved is getting more and more false nowadays. I know it won't change, but we all should try to know the person and learn their history before saying "He is a walking success" or "He is a lazy dumbass". I come from a poor family, where we have had problems with basic needs and I remember days when we ate only bread with butter and onion, cause we couldn't afford. I can't say I wasn't a happy child - poverty has not diminished our family love. And I had a friend who came from a rich family - she was a very good and nice person... Just a better start. Some people get just more luck - one good aquaintance and her parents got an offer to work abroad in the 80s, which was a good start. Mine didn't although whole life they worked hard and honest as well. That came out a wall of text... Well, my point is - don't judge the book by the cover pretty much...

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Stille20
Community Member
5 years ago

I think a lot of people missed the point. The idea is privilege is real. People with privilege still have to work hard to succeed, but it's like they are playing the same game on easy mode. It's not about guilt, it's about awareness.

Sheralyn
Community Member
5 years ago

Yeah.. try mentioning the word 'privilege' and you get labelled as a 'libtard'. That's so not the point, the point is that you can always try to help someone who doesn't have the same advantages as you. You're not obliged to, but you can always try.

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AcousticGString
Community Member
5 years ago

Anyone think the first two photos were of super old people in jail or something before reading and finding out they were babies?

Master Markus
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't know about "in jail", but I was definitely thinking "chubby old people".

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago

I think that judgeing people's status basing on what they currently do/achieved is getting more and more false nowadays. I know it won't change, but we all should try to know the person and learn their history before saying "He is a walking success" or "He is a lazy dumbass". I come from a poor family, where we have had problems with basic needs and I remember days when we ate only bread with butter and onion, cause we couldn't afford. I can't say I wasn't a happy child - poverty has not diminished our family love. And I had a friend who came from a rich family - she was a very good and nice person... Just a better start. Some people get just more luck - one good aquaintance and her parents got an offer to work abroad in the 80s, which was a good start. Mine didn't although whole life they worked hard and honest as well. That came out a wall of text... Well, my point is - don't judge the book by the cover pretty much...

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