Posts Tagged ‘privilege’

126- Privilege and scarves

Yesterday, a man who spoke 11 languages sold me a scarf .

He was playful, charismatic, and a fantastic salesperson who switched seamlessly between English and French to accommodate me and my American counterpart.

Despite having a university education and a dream to travel the world, his passport and obligations to family kept him in this tiny beach-side town selling scarves for 5$ profit margins.

There are so many talented and hardworking people that never get a chance to opt-out of their circumstances.

For those who have the #privilege of choosing and building the life we want, let us not forget how lucky we were to be born into our gender, skin color, passport, religion, and parents.

113- Play like the world depended on it.

Play is something I’ve struggled to bring into my life.

The severity of pressing global issues combined with the #privilege , #responsibility , and duty I feel towards others creates the belief that there is no time for play.

Yet, #play is one of the most effective ways to grow and learn. It takes us away from anxiety and depression into the present, makes us more creative by creating space for #experimentation and #exploration , and helps us develop resiliency by forging new and unexpected friendships and relationships.

For us issue-driven folks, play is a critical tool we need to learn how to wield. After all, if saving the world was more fun, more people would get involved.