Posted by: malia | January 12, 2008

privileged

from here.

1. Father went to college: yes.
2. Father finished college: no.
3. Mother went to college: yes.
4. Mother finished college: yes.
5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor: no.
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers: huh?
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home: yes.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home: hmmm…it’s possible.
9. Were read children’s books by a parent: yes.
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18: yes.
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18: yes.
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively: what?
13. Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18: no way.
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs: no.
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs: no.
16. Went to a private high school: yes. but i was on full-scholarship.
17. Went to summer camp: no.
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18: no.
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels: no.
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18: no.
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them: i had to buy my own car! i was 23.
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child: if you consider what we made and brought home from school art, then yes.
23. You and your family lived in a single family house: no.
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home: no.
25. You had your own room as a child: yes.
26. You had a phone in your room before you turned 18: no.
27. Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course: yes. our school was offering them for free.
28. Had your own TV in your room: when i was 24.
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college: no.
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16: yes.
31. Went on a cruise with your family: no.
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family: no.
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up: no.
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family: we didn’t have heating bills?

i guess i wasn’t that privileged. but actually, i agree, when compared to kids nowadays!!!

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