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  • Hi. Please try this at home.


  • I'm going to host a dinner party for my friends, but this dinner party is a little bit different.


  • See, each one of my friends has to pay $50 to enter and when they pay me $50, they'll be randomly given a meal.

    我的每個朋友都必須支付 50 美元才能入場,當他們支付給我 50 美元時,他們將隨機獲得一頓飯。

  • One of them will get a very fancy meal with a drink, utensils on a table with a chair.


  • Others will only get a fast food meal and there will be seated on the ground, and the unlucky ones will get a handful of rice and be seated outside on the grass to eat it.


  • Each one of these people will have paid the same for their meal.


  • Now, I know the first thing to come to your mind: this is unfair.


  • It is! They all paid the same, but some got better meals than others.


  • As unfair as this process looks, it's an accurate representation of the world: we are all born as equal human beings, but we are not born in equal circumstances.


  • This meal represents your life if you were born in Madagascar, a country that is one of the poorest in the world where you won't have access to much food, Internet, or security.


  • This meal represents your life if you were born in Mexico, a country that is richer than Madagascar with middle-class income but far from being rich.


  • And this meal represents your life if you were born here in Utah, United States, where everyone makes an average of $65,000 lives in nice homes with no fear of war, famine or civil war.

    最後如果你出生在美國猶他州,這頓飯代表了你的生活,在這裡,每個人的平均收入為 65,000 美元,住在漂亮的房子裡,不用擔心戰爭、飢荒或內戰。

  • No one can choose where they are born or how much money they are born with. It's called privilege, and everyone is born with it; some more than others, including me.


  • The point of this dinner is not to attack or punish the lucky ones or look down and pity the unlucky ones, it is to open your eyes to the idea that your meal came to you by no choice of yours.


  • That some of your success and some of my success came to us by no choice of ours.


  • And that is the game of life from a simple dinner table simulation that you can have at your home.


  • So, let us all work for a future where everyone can have this type of meal for dinner.


Hi. Please try this at home.


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