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Let’s Talk About Privilege

Someone else’s admin is probably way worse than yours—but yours still counts.

If you told me any person’s top-five forms of life admin, I could identify the person pretty precisely. Or at least I could tell you a lot about the person.

Our admin differs. In many ways.

Some people’s admin is far worse than others.’ For instance, some people’s admin may be painful because it’s connected to a painful life event, like a death or a divorce.

And some people’s admin is awful because it’s the result of poverty or lack of social capital. Let’s talk about what makes that kind of admin especially rough.