What I Learned From the Privilege Meme - Mo's Journal
What I Learned From the Privilege Meme|
Yeah, I can see people getting upset about this one. It's a pretty touchy subject, no matter what "side" of the privilege line you believe that you're sitting on.
I thought it was interesting though, just to see what some people consider "privileged." It's always intriguing to see where people differ in these regards. I just look at it as gathering more data about the world in which we live.
|Date:||January 3rd, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)|| |
I just look at it as gathering more data about the world in which we live.
Yes, and it gets at some things we may not know about people we know, even those we know well. Sometimes there's an assumption in a group (not an lj flist, generally, but a lot of other groups) about shared experience that just may not be there. Something like this illuminates some differences.
Something like this illuminates some differences.
*nods head enthusiastically*
I'm all for illumination. At this point in my life, I tend to think the most valuable a person can have is perspective. It can show you a more objective truth about where you are in life than all of the programmed doubts and misgivings and expectations we all carry in our heads. You learn what beliefs are good and healthy and what beliefs need to be kicked to the curb. You also learn to be more tolerant when you encounter beliefs that seem counter to everything you've ever been taught about life. So yeah, I appreciate illumination, even if you also discover what well and truly squicks you in the process.
"most valuable asset a person can have" is what it should read.
I hate when my fingers and my brain get out of sync. It happens all the dang time. ;)