Merriam Webster defines 'Privilege'
: a right or benefit that is given to some people and not to others
I know it's easy to think about privilege from a 'wealth' or 'monetary' standpoint but I often think about it from an 'access' stand point as well. How many of us are 'privileged' because our families or we (as individuals) have 'access' to some things or some people that others do not? How many of us are 'privileged' because we come from a 'legacy' for a particular organization or circle of individuals?
We often hear the terms 'elitist' when we talk about people who are 'privileged' and you will hear a lot of people expressing anger or discontent or resentment towards those persons of 'privilege' who tend to 'act' like they are better than others.
But what if it is not act? What if it is a realization that they have 'access' to a benefit that is not readily available to others? No one says they have to share that 'access'. And they shouldn't brag, berate or belittle those who don't have the same level of 'access or privilege'. However, should the person show remorse, pity, or some form of humbleness for having privilege?