A Student Response From:
In my life I have never realized how much privilege I have and I have experienced. I never realized this due in part because that is what I thought was normal. However now that I am older I can see and acknowledge the things that were apart of my life because of how privilege I was. This helped to see and understand some of the hardships that other people are facing and have faced in this world. I was very fortunate to have grown up the way that I have. I can say that it has made me more empathetic. Even though I will never experience some of the things that other individuals have I do feel a sense of empathy for what they are going though. Growing up with hardships has it disadvantages but I can see that it also builds resilience and makes people stronger.