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Privilege

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The first things that come to mind are wealth and power when we think of privilege. However, privilege comes in many guises. Here is a list of some of them:

Power

Power is the oldest form of privilege in existence. It is extremely easy to observe this fact in other primates as well as mankind. Power essentially means the “leader” and the leader rules over the group. more...

Political Power/Title

Political power is just an extension of basic power. We endow people with power when we provide them with titles. Whether we do this in an election or it is done by a king or ruler the results are the same. more...

Wealth

Wealth is measured in many forms. Prehistorically it was simply a matter of territory and mates (wives is a modern concept). Today there are so many things that constitute wealth that it is nearly impossible to compare wealth between people. more...

Social Position

Social Position is most often a factor of birth and/or marriage. It generally is accompanied by wealth but can exist for at least one generation without it. more...

Beauty

All you need to do is look about you to see the importance of beauty in the natural world and you can easily understand why it is so powerful in human lives. more...

Athleticism/Physical Strength

Physical strength has become institutionalized in sports and athletics. In both primate behavior and the development of mankind, physical strength has played an important part in selecting our tribal (troop in primates) leaders. more...

Fame

Fame or, in some cases infamy, can be for nearly anything and is often easier to attain then money or position. more...

Privilege Summary

While there are many venues for satisfying the basic needs for human beings, the struggle for position, power and privilege is one of the most fundamental drives of all animals, including mankind. more...