Rich People Privileges That They Don't Realize Are Actually A Privilege

It's the little things we take for granted.

Buying a cup of coffee from our corner bodega, going to a movie every now and again, and choosing to take a taxi instead of the subway.

Things that seem trivial to us, but are a luxury to others.

Who worries if they spend that $3.50 on a cup of coffee that they won't have enough to pay this month's rent or electricity bill?

A lot of folks.

Even people who don't live in the height of luxury tend to overlook that they live a privileged life in the grand scheme of things.

A life many others deeply envy.


Redditor Cautious_Af was curious to hear the things many people wouldn't give a second thought about which others would consider a privilege, leading them to ask:
"What privilege do rich people have that they don’t understand is actually a privilege?"

When You Don't Have To Stop And Think

"Been very very poor and now comfortable."

"Not having to worry about bills is something I think rich people will never understand until it happens to them."

"It was awful trying to decide who to pay and dealing with the ones we couldn't pay."

"The stress was absolutely horrific."- CurvePuzzleheaded361

"I honestly just can't imagine a world where money wasn't a constant ache in the back of my mind."

"Gotta pay rent, gotta pay for food, car broke down time to empty our savings again and eat ramen for a month."

"So I'd say the privilege they're least aware of is not having that sword of destitution around every corner constantly dangling over their head."- Magic_Man_Boobs

"Having to check how much you have in your bank account before going into a store."- Reddit

Having The Law On Your Side

"Being able to afford good legal representation."- evmarshall

"Access to a competent lawyer who has time for them."- Dad_Bod_Gain_Train

Not Needing To Contribute To The Family.

"Comfortably doing an unpaid internship as a student."- SuvenPan

The Luxury Of Choice

"Chasing your dreams."- TheClayroo

"Privilege to fail and have a fallback."- AssistantFew7109

"Having money to fix whatever is wrong in your life."

"Having options and choices."- Historical_Ride8963

No Planning For The Week

"Being able to eat something different all the time."- probably_kitsch

Never Being Cold

"Being able to have the heating on 24/7."- Hip_wizard

It's All In Their Behavior...

"As someone who grew up poor, went to a rich private college on scholarship."

"Understanding the norms of upper middle and upper-class life."

"Poor people raise their kids with different values, ways of talking, ways of thinking, accents, different skills etc."

"It was a steep learning curve for me."- miltonfriedman2028

When You Can Hire Someone Else...

"Not having to worry about little things that take up poorer people's days."

"ie yard work, shoveling snow, cleaning the house."- Cynicole24

Not Living In Fear

"Freedom from the constant overhanging worry about money."- The_Safe_For_Work

"Never being afraid some unexpected expense will cripple your entire livelihood and possibly destroy it entirely."- Wimbleston

It's also rather ironic that the number of people who never bat an eye about spending any sum of money almost always feel bad for themselves about something.

Making them in need of an even bigger reality check than they were already entitled to.

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