Other privileges

The word ‘privilege’ refers to advantages we enjoy due to our race, ethnicity, caste, gender or class. Those who are fortunate to enjoy these privileges are duty bound to help those who do not.

Yet, a handful of us enjoy several other rare privileges

  • Caring parents
  • A memorable childhood
  • A loving partner
  • Tight-knit family
  • Thick friends
  • Supportive colleagues
  • Sound health

Given that fortune plays a large role in bestowing these privileges too, does that not bind us to a duty in service of those who do not have them?

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