Reaching Higher

Author Charissa Enget

I won the lottery of life.

I was born in a developed country, which means that I am offered freedom, education and considerable wealth.

I was born at a time when women can decide for themselves.

 Being born into a middle-class American family, I am one of the 0.97% of the highest incomes of families in the world.

Advances in technology such as the dishwasher, washing machine and computers gave me 5 hours more free time per week than my parents, 40 hours more than my grand-parents.

Technology and freedom to inform me allow me to learn anything and pursue any career.

Call it what you want: fate, luck or evolution – I had an incredible chance. It would be better if I did not waste it.

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