Class, privilege, education, wealth, and connections are some things that are not distributed equally. While it is great to celebrate your wins in life, it is also important to acknowledge if you got an easy head-start from your privilege and not be tone-deaf about it. For instance, the conversation gained momentum after actors Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday talked about their “struggles” in the industry.
A Twitter user shared a woman’s LinkedIn post where she talked about buying a luxury car from her own hard-earned money despite belonging to an influential family.
The lack of self awareness of some folks on LinkedIn truly amazes me 😂 pic.twitter.com/M9Crqc7D7v
— Rutuja (ऋतुजा) 🇮🇳 (@Havaldarshinde) July 20, 2021
She further stated that she “struggled” in rickshaws and taxis before opening up her foundation and “many other businesses”. Check it out:
And desis reacted to the post, voicing their opinions on what felt amiss:
1. No points for guessing which sentence caught most people’s attention.
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2. Good for her, but the “struggles” reek of privilege, said users.
Posts like these why I avoid LinkedIn like the plague.
That being said, it is good if they worked and got a luxury car, what does one get by making up stories of struggles that are so obviously of privilege.
— Two And A Half Andolan Jeevi Brain Cells (@Nahopayega09) July 20, 2021
3. Others pointed to how, unlike her, there are many people from non-influential families who lack the means and resources to succeed in life.
For a moment there I thought he worked an honest era or two as a driver
— Amit (@amit_tushar) July 20, 2021
What’s your take on this? Tell us.