EDL Ref#5 - decisions I think that sometimes people think...

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Reflection #5 October 5, 2010 When I was growing up, I understood privilege as something that you earn and can be taken away from you. For example, when I turned 16 my dad bought me a car. This was only a privilege though. If I did anything that got me into trouble, I had my car privileges taken away from me. Sometimes a lot of people think that privilege is something that people get when they have a lot of money or act as if they are better then other people. I do not think that this is true. I think that it is something everyone gets, but we just choose how we accept or deny our privileges. I think that your identity is based off of who your parents have raised us to be, who we want to be, our values, and our morals/ethics. This is what makes up the identity for different people because based off of those, those are how we gage everyday
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Unformatted text preview: decisions. I think that sometimes people think their identity gives them a privilege, but that is not always the case. I think for the most part we give ourselves privileges that sometimes may not exist. I think that if people feel they do not have any privileges, they need to look beyond physical objects. Being privileged does not necessarily have to mean having a lot of things or getting whatever you want. I would say that is spoiled. Privilege is something that we work to earn and keep. It is not always a guarantee that it is going to be there like some people may think. I do not think that it is possible to extend my privileges to other people, because everyone has something different. My privilege may be something that someone else may not even care about....
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course EDL 301 taught by Professor Various during the Fall '10 term at Miami University.

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