People Who Were Poor As Kids Share Things Their Non-Poor Friends Took For Granted

by Ariana

It's kind of hard to talk about being 'poor' these days without someone telling you that you're privileged purely because you're born in or living in a fist world country. Don't get me wrong, if you're reading this, you've got access to a computer and Internet and probably are luckier than many people in the world... but it's not as simple as that.

The thing is, it's still very easy to be born into and grow up in extreme poverty in the western world - and it doesn't make you ungrateful or blind to your privilege if you want to admit that it kind of sucks.

Recently a huge thread got started on Twitter for poor kids to list the things they grew up without that their privileged friends took for granted. If you didn't grow up with a silver spoon in your mouth, you may relate to some of these.

Check on the thread below!

Here was Victoria's original question...

And here are the things she grew up without that her friends took for granted.

The answers came in FAST from the internet, and this one is so sweet.

Snack options...


Stress at the grocery store...


I guess a lot of people missed out on Kleenex.


The drink fridge is a luxury not everyone had...

Hand-soap AND dish-soap



Eating out!

They don't taste the same...

Taking care of pets...

This is kinda cute.

Cleaning supplies!