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I worked hard for some of my advantages in life. But some were just blessings.

Blessed to be able to have a functioning mind and body, free of major defects.

Blessed to have the freedom to pursue a dream.

Blessed to play soccer for ten years with the same coach and team (life changing).

Blessed to have parents who, against all odds, built a home for our family in the United States.

I could go on and on. There are infinite.

I've had my struggles. But when it comes to head starts, I started pretty far ahead.

I don't "deserve" it. I was just one of 133 million souls born in 1995. I did nothing to get to this starting line.

That's privilege.

The way I look at privilege is recognize I have it, honor the sacrifices that created it, and use it to improve the lives of others.

I hope I live up that standard.