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    I think that higher income earners often resent the use of the term 'privileged position' or 'lucky', as it commonly implies that the person got into that position through no effort of their own, and that it would be impossible for a lower income earner to earn more.

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    This. Both dh and I came from families who had financial struggles. My parents struggled when I was young as my mum has a chronic illness, high medical bills, and was unable to work. When we met we were both just starting our careers. I worked in jobs I hated while DH qualified and climbed the ladder. We both worked our way into well paying jobs the long way.

    I don't mean to say that people who are on lower incomes do not work equally hard, they most certainly do. And I definitely think my family are truly blessed. I am happy to pay my taxes knowing that they benefit others who are not financially as stable as we are.

    The insinuation that I have seen, both on bh and irl, that somehow dh and I were born with a silver spoon in our mouth, little comments about how DH is not a "real man" because his job does not involve physical labour, (it has happened and the comment in hindsight was hilarious), etc, upset me. We worked hard. We still do. We are in the highest bracket on that report, but not by much.

    I often feel like I should be apologising for our incomes, but then I think, why? We did not work towards our goals to offend anyone else. We did it for ourselves and our kids. Same as most people do, regardless of the money they bring home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by risfaerie View Post
    I often feel like I should be apologising for our incomes, but then I think, why? We did not work towards our goals to offend anyone else. We did it for ourselves and our kids. Same as most people do, regardless of the money they bring home!
    Well said! I've learnt to stay out of the 'how much do you earn' threads.

    I was always very proud of what I earned, as it's a direct return to my hard work for 10yrs in the field. Being in Sales, usually you start at the bottom and your success determines your income.

    Now more than ever I'm so so thankful for my earning capabilities (when working). Being a newly single mum, I'm very fortunate to be able to still provide a relatively comfortable life for myself and children (albeit scaled back now, ie rent instead of own home).

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    Quote Originally Posted by risfaerie View Post
    I often feel like I should be apologising for our incomes, but then I think, why? We did not work towards our goals to offend anyone else. We did it for ourselves and our kids. Same as most people do, regardless of the money they bring home!
    I know where you're coming from. We've worked hard, and we've taken risks and made sacrifices I don't believe most others would have. I'm proud of our achievements, but I also try to be mindful of the fact that there are others who have worked hard, taken risks, made sacrifices, yet it hasn't worked out for them.

    I know I quote it too often but I love George Monbiot's quotation because it reminds me that so much of our fortune is completely out of our hands. It reminds me to view my family's achievements with humility as well as pride.

    "If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire."

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