A lot of people have unfair advantages in life.
Maybe it’s where you were born, how much money your family has, the connections you have, or that you’re naturally good-looking or athletic.
What unfair advantages do you have in life?
Here’s what folks said on AskReddit.
1. I hope it’s Math…
“I have 3 uncles that are teachers in the subject I’m majoring in so I have unlimited free tutoring.”
2. Elite athlete.
“Back when I competed in sports in high school, my body developed poly cythemia (a blood thickening disease) pretty much never got tired.
Thicker blood meant more oxygen to my muscles.
From what I understand long distance runners also develop this as well as people who live in higher altitudes where oxygen is thinner.
I could wrestle pretty much non stop. It was nice.
Don’t have it anymore though.”
“I can always fall asleep within a few minutes.
I have a particularly happy place I go to in my head… it’s one of my favorite places to snowboard. I start by imagining myself on the ski lift, riding to the top, strapping into my board, and then I start carving down the fresh groomers, and before I ever get half way down, I always fall asleep.
This has worked for me for over 20 years.”
4. Don’t worry, be happy.
“I have an unusual ability to be happy, no matter what happens.
It’s probably inherited.
My dad’s the same way. And people like happy people so I’ve had a good life.”
“Big hands and long fingers make for much easier guitar playing.
6. All natural.
“I have really insane hand eye coordination so most things have come easy to me, which I would consider really unfair because it’s all natural and not skill based.”
“My parents have never separated and have the healthiest relationship I’ve ever seen out of my friends’ parents.”
8. Teach me.
“My girlfriend is a music prodigy (she has perfect pitch and her piano skills are really something), so I have a free teacher.”
“Money, my parents taught me how to invest at a young age and I was able to retire at the age of 39 with a lifetime of dividends coming in so I’ll never have to work again.
I don’t think any kids I grew up around had any interest in the stock market. I thank my parents every day for showing me how to make my money work for me instead of the other way around where I have to work for money.”
10. Outgoing for your field.
“I’m an extroverted IT contractor. Most IT people are introverted.
Businesses keep me on longer because I can make small talk and even socialise with colleagues.”
11. Large and in charge.
“I can reach things other people can’t.
I’m happy to be of service to my shorter stature comrades.”
12. No debt.
“My parents paid for all of my college even though I went out of state, which changed my life and I’m so grateful.”
13. You’re right.
“I think growing up in a structured family is one of the most powerful unfair advantages a person can have.”
Do you think you have some unfair advantages in life?
Tell us about them in the comments.
Thanks in advance!