I recently had spring break and my friends and I didn't go on vacation this year, we all went home and relaxed. So, during that time, I watched a lot of movies with my family and one movie that especially stuck out to me was 'The Hate U Give.' This 2018 film was about a young boy being shot outside of his car when he was pulled over. The cop thought he was reaching in his car for a weapon, but it was actually a hair brush. The girl in the passenger seat witnessed the whole thing and was traumatized. The movie continues on to show the young girl testifying for him and partaking in a peaceful protest that turns into a frightening protest.
The people of this underdeveloped area have to constantly watch their surroundings because they never know what is going to happen next. The main characters of this movie go to a private high school because their mom claims the high school in their area is where you go to get pregnant, high or drop out. So, the main characters realize how privileged the students of this school are versus them. This movie had me thinking about my school. The people of my school are very privileged, including me, and the area surrounding us is not privileged.
I think a lot of people from my school do not realize how privileged we truly are. Our school costs thousands and thousands of dollars to go here for one year. Many people have their school completely paid for, and the community surrounding our school barely has people attending college.
I think it is really important to take a minute and understand how truly privileged you are if you are attending or attended college, have food in your fridge and clothes on your back. Take a minute and think about all of the wonderful things life has given you.
Make sure you don't forget to say thank you to those who support and help you in life!