Privilege and Being Candid

I’ve been thinking a lot about the privilege you must have to be open and honest with your thoughts in this society. My privilege allows me to say things I otherwise wouldn’t. For example, I don’t have children to think about, and I have financial support from my family. Because of that support, I feel more comfortable taking risks at my job and speaking up when I feel something is not right or when I need to defend myself. Not having any kind of social safety net, especially with children depending on me, allows me more leeway. I think of people who stay in the same miserable job for years, even decades, and do not extricate themselves due to it being too risky. The fear of the unknown, for them, is greater than the fear of wasting their lives in misery. What are your thoughts?

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