Poor People Are Privileged

I created a term that doesn’t yet exist for thoughts that often arise, in order to make sense of my own emotions. The term is β€œpoor privilege”, and yes it means exactly what it sounds like: feeling privileged while being poor. It’s a super weird, strange, and odd feeling that I frequently have. Is it possible for poor people to be privileged when we’re already at a heightened disadvantage? The short answer is β€œNo”, there simply isn’t any privilege in poverty; however I can’t seem to shake the feeling that I am equal parts both poor and privileged.

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