(of a person) Not enjoying the same standard of living or rights as the majority of people in a society.
I hate the word 'underprivileged'.  

I hate it because it makes it seem like if your life is not being lived to the standards of society then you don't have a perfect life.  I hate it because it creates a picture of people using that word to everyone in their life that doesn't have the same comfy life as their own.  I hate it because if you happen to fall under this "underprivileged" label then your life automatically isn't as good as it could be.   I hate it because the world is trying to say that your life needs to be the same as the rest of the world in order for it to be worth living. 

Here are some synonyms for this word: needy, deprived, disadvantaged, poor, lower-class.

And some for privileged: rich, lucky, prosperous, fortunate, favored, socially advantaged. 

Really, though?  How selfish is that.  That we have to have a word to label people who don't live with as high standards in life as us.  Ridiculous.  It creates the illusion that there's a perfect world, and if you happen to not be "privileged", your life isn't perfect.

Life is a privilege.  No matter how you live it.  Whether you're flat broke or a millionaire.  It doesn't matter.  If you're living your life to the fullest and treating life as a privilege... a blessing... you don't have to label it.  You don't have to figure out which category you would fall in.  Because it doesn't matter.  Life is a privilege.   Treat it as such. 

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and no female, for you are all one in Jesus Christ." Galatians 3:28

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