Privileges: To me they are anything in life that can be taken away
All of these are perspectives, of what you value as a person and what you decide to value…..
People have the right to express their faith
Not saying that I disagree with the line, but in a different outlook I consider it as a privilege, not a right.
In many ways it is a right, it is FAIR for a person to express their faith in God however they would like to show it. Freedom of Rights and all those other stuff that people create allow us to do so, but think of it is a privilege…
Not many people are able to express their religion in the past/present/or even future around the world, people are being tortured, bullied or even killed for attempting….
Technically, people do have the RIGHT to express their faith
But to express their faith FREELY is a privilege that most of us take for granted in whatever faith we follow.
Commonly, we look at it as part of our routine, something we must do, to build and strengthen our relationship with God, and at times we forget why we’re going to church when sleeping in is the better option….
To go on a bus, and have a random stranger ask you where you’re going on an early Sunday morning and tell them it’s church without criticizing you or putting you down because of your faith….that is a privilege.
This is a HUGE one, not only in a general aspect but in the fact that people abuse their relationships all the time. Physical, verbal, or even indirectly where it gets to the point that it gets used so much like an old dirty rag that no one wants to put in the laundry…..
Any relationship encountered is a privilege….
Who you get to meet in your family/have are all privileges given to you.
Some people don’t get to meet their mothers, fathers, uncles, or even siblings. Even if they do, they don’t get the same time as you do. Maybe you get less, maybe you get more, but whatever time you get with that person, that is a privilege in itself.
We tend to look at the little ones, who probably don’t get to meet the ones they love for very long, we pity them, and feel bad for not having what we have. The sad truth in life, is that, that is their privilege, and it’s not fair that is different than from what you and I probably have.
Who you get to have as friends is also a privilege
Each person has an independent mind. A mind to choose and think for themselves. Why would they choose you to be your friend, a true friend if you’re serious….
Friends are the easiest relationships to break it off with, you either go by distance/lack of communication/or an argument over something serious (or not) and you move on with your life and find new friends because it’s easier and you can have multiples of them…
But friends are the easiest to form close bonds with or great bonds with and that is a privilege. Time within your friendship can be predictable, depending on the foundation of it. It could be a term, a couple of years, or even 40, but again, those are ALL privileges which are not the same for everyone.
People do have the right to have a friend, no one should be stopping you, but your relationship that you build is a privilege.
Having a significant other is a privilege…
I personally think the fact that most couples don’t take the time to ponder on this aspect is the reason why there are many failed relationships, but that’s okay, we’re all human.
Just like what I’ve generally said about the others, this can apply to here as well about time spent together…..
Based on my observations, lack of communication and understanding is a major issue. Needs, wants, matching schedules, just don’t match.
And that is completely normal and expected…
But remembering that what you two have is a privilege is sometimes the key, knowing that it is possible that you may lose the person can sometimes help keep it intact. I guess that’s why some people say jealousy is a good thing, except the thing is, this is not jealousy.
Whatever conflict you two may have, there is always a solution which will always involve sacrifice and compromise, or if it’s petty, take it as a lesson for next time on improvements between you two and move forward because time between you two is ticking and neither of you want to waste it. OR you can just throw your privilege away but you are doing so at your own risk.
Put two people together, it’s gonna get messy, a beautiful mess.
Or it can look pretty on the outside but inside it’s still gonna be a mess. I guess it’s how you clean up your mess and fix it which will show others and most importantly yourselves how you’re appreciating each others privilege.
Anyone reading this can relate, this is one of the most common and important privileges people like to appreciate.
Like I have said about the above, and probably what you already know and appreciated time is limited.
We each don’t get the same amount of time in the world, and that in itself is a privilege.
But sometimes the greatest fear is not using it wisely, and not having enough time.
Most of us are either afraid to die, or they’re not ready.
Christians don’t have that fear of dying or at least those with incredible faith do not. But it is normal for even devoted believers of God to still have that fear as they turn to God in times to trouble…
But it is those who are not ready to die are the ones who fear the most.
To leave the ones we love, incomplete living, incomplete necessary things that need to be done are all what’s stopping us….
But remember not all of us have the same amount of time to live, we will not all experience the same amount of privileges….
Just like that Hollywood Game Night game called Clue Boom that’s our life. A “random” amount of time is set, and you keep playing until suddenly it just strikes you on the face telling you time is up.
I am amazed by the people who are ready to die. Those are the people who know how to play Clue Boom wisely, and those are the people who appreciate the privilege they get to have whether it’s 13, 48, or 90 years of living.