I heard a TED podcast recently that talked about how quickly we can lose sight of an advantage or privilege we have been given and turn it into something that we did on our own.
In a game of Monopoly, one player was given twice as much money as the other and allowed to roll two dice instead of one. At the end, when they invariably won, they were asked why. Interestingly, the answers had to do with their skill in purchasing properties or in decisions they made about developing the properties. It never had to do with the fact that they were given a huge head start and double the opportunity to make it around the board each time.
It is so easy for us to forget that we have been given much to start with, especially when things come with little effort. It is much easier Continue reading