I’m not talking about some made-up privilege that people on the left side of the political spectrum believe other groups of people have. (I’m deliberately not naming anyone here, I don’t want my eggshell-still-on-the-butt newsletter to be obliterated because of exercising my privilege as a “Cis white man” – whatever that might mean…)
I’m talking about a real privilege that we don’t even realize we have.
We’re so caught up in the rat race, making ends meet, and keeping up with the usual celebrity drama that we don’t appreciate what we have. And the fact that we have the opportunity to write (either because of having time and energy after work, or -in my case- being able to do it next to university) is such a blessing.
This is why I call it “Write Privilege”.
We take our ability to type away on our keyboards for granted and we don’t appreciate how awesome it is to be able to make money, grow an audience, and express our thoughts online without basically any repercussions.
It’s difficult to focus on work with all the distractions.
And it’s even more difficult to appreciate the ability to work online with our minds being akin to that of a goldfish, ready to gobble up another hour of entertainment from Netflix.
We’re a bunch of ungrateful phucks.
At the end of the day, however, work is still work, whether done in the comfort of an office or in the blistering summer heat.
And it’s hard to be jumping around with joy when our task is to work.
At the end of the day, though,
We’re not supposed to be happy, in a literal sense, for work.
We’re supposed to grit our teeth, get it done, and enjoy the fruits of it.
Work isn’t supposed to be enjoyable and if you thought that you’d be a happy clown running around with a smile on your face for being able to work, then you’re sorely mistaken.
Pursuit of happiness ain’t the way to go.
The way to go is the pursuit of fulfillment. As people wiser than me say: “The persistent pursuit of your fullest potential”.
Make THAT your focus.
That is the biggest lie the modern world tells us.
All that said,
Writing (or any other work) shouldn’t be a doom-and-gloom experience either.
Be thankful for your “Write Privilege”.
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