When we call people or kids ‘privileged’, what we really mean to say is ‘rich, advantaged’ (or sometimes) “ungrateful, spoiled, brat”, etc.
Why is this distinction important? Because true privilege means that the law doesn’t apply to you. That you are EXEMPT from the law.
For example, if I kill someone but I am rich enough, and can ‘buy off’ the cops, then I am privileged. And this happens a lot all around the world (even in America). Even in the states, if you’re rich or influential enough, you can even get away with murder.
‘Check your richness’
When people say “check your privilege”, what I think they mean to say is:
You cannot say or do that because you are richer and more powerful and influential than me and my social circle.
To NOT use or leverage your advantage is dumb
All of our families have made some sorts of sacrifices to get you where you are today. Thus my simple thought:
It ain’t about atoning for your advantage in life, instead … it is about maximizing your own personal potential. To NOT squander your potential and what you’ve been given!
That means, if you’re given a talent, don’t hide it in a hole. No — go out and use and spread your talents widely!