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Privilege and Needs - Part 1

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  • Date Written/Produced: 06/2011
  • Duration: Read time: 4 - 6 minutes
  • Skill Level: Intermediate Skill Level
There's the real need. And then there's the privilege that’s offered as a substitute for it. Privilege substitutes support the existing structure of society. It can look to us as if giving up the privilege would amount to giving up everything -- if we don't believe the real needs can even be experienced. If we connected directly to the needs, we could become subversive, agents of change.

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