I was born into a rich family, and although I work at a retail pharmacy and am not currently rich, I fully recognize that my privilege of being born wealthy was a big part of what has allowed me to get by. If my parents hadn’t been able to afford college for me, I might not have gotten a job; even menial retail jobs discriminate in favor of college graduates. If I’d had to take out a student loan, I would be forced to give away a big chunk of all the money I earned, even if I did have a job.
I can attribute some of my success to my own intelligence and interpersonal skills, but then I realize I have to attribute those things, in part, to having well-educated parents, which in turn is attributable to wealth.
I know I’m privileged in some ways, so I try to put my privilege to good use. I can’t make it go away, but I can try to use any wealth and influence it gives me for the purpose of helping others.