Jan 1, 2008

Was I privileged?

Father went to college - YES
Father finished college - NO
Mother went to college - YES
Mother finished college - NO
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor - YES
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers - YES
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home - YES
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home - YES
Were read children's books by a parent - YES
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18 - YES
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18 - YES
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively - YES
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18 - NO
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs - YES
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs - NO
Went to a private high school - YES
Went to summer camp - YES
Had a private tutor before you turned 18 - NO
Family vacations involved staying at hotels - YES
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 - YES
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them - YES
There was original art in your house when you were a child - NO
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18 - NO
You and your family lived in a single family house - YES
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home - NO
You had your own room as a child - YES
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course - NO
Had your own TV in your room in High School - NO
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College - NO
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16 - YES
Went on a cruise with your family - NO
Went on more than one cruise with your family - NO
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up - YES
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family - NO

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