Day 1742: Privilege

I have the privilege, today, to present a definition of the word “privilege.”

1. a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.
“education is a right, not a privilege”
synonyms: advantage, benefit

I have the privilege and the right to make these two points:

  1. The example in that definition evokes  my post from yesterday and
  2.  Privilege” is the only word of all the many words whose definitions  I’ve presented over the years in this blog  that has had only ONE definition.

Is that an advantage or a benefit, having only one definition?  Does that make things simpler and clearer?  With all the discourse over “privilege,” I expected more definitions.

What’s your definition of  “privilege”?

Dr. Vivienne Ming talks about a certain kind of privilege here:


Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a 50th wedding anniversary celebration with people I feel privileged to know.



Happy 50th anniversary, Diane and John!

I also have the privilege of living in a beautiful location.


It would be a privilege to read any comments you might leave, below.

It’s a privilege to blog every day for you all and for that, I’m grateful.


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27 thoughts on “Day 1742: Privilege

  1. Joe vs. Joan…and quantifying the difference…fascinating. It’s a privilege to be part of this blogging community, Ann.

  2. This weekend is our Canadian Thanksgiving and I feel privileged to live where I do. The list of what I’m thankful for would be too long for this comment box but one thing that I can mention here is that I feel privileged to be able to leave a comment on your blog.

  3. I feel honored to have the priveleges I do in my life, Ann, and try daily to not take them for granted.

  4. Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the wedding of people I feel privileged to know.

  5. Love that you are grateful on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend! ♡
    Diana xo

  6. It’s a privilege to be part of this great blogging community and to be able to connect with you most days Ann. So much to be grateful for … 💛💕💛

  7. Love, love, love for this post.

    It has been my privilege to be one of the beneficiaries of your heartfelt blog since 2013.

  8. Maria Bamford has said her success is an example of what a person can achieve when they’re born sliding into home plate. It’s a funny line, especially from a a woman in a society where men have privileged status, not to mention a woman in a profession–standup comedy–that still heavily favors men.
    It’s also an interesting perspective on privilege, and how, if she was born sliding into home plate some of us were born on home plate, and already several runs ahead.

  9. As someone said to me today, many of us we are privileged to be living comfortable lives, not subjected to racist discrimination, or being persecuted or excluded for being Jewish as was common just decades ago. And yet it’s our privilege to live in these human lives, which Buddhism tells us we have earned. That all I got today!

  10. It’s a privilege to hear from you every day and learn about life with your help. ❤

  11. Many people confuse privilege and right, I try not to do so

  12. Luis Del Castillo

    it is a privilege to read your blog everyday,….even at the end of the day

  13. It’s a privilege to have the time to be able to catch up on reading the bogs I have missed over the past few days Ann

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