Some privileges and opportunities will come to you because of who you know, how you look, where you happened to be standing at a particular moment, or some other reason having little to do with conventional understandings of “earning it” or “deserving it.”
When such moments happen, you shouldn’t apologize for them nor should you allow any one to make you feel guilty for your good fortune.
Here’s one brief reason why:
No one is going to apologize to you for your disadvantages.
There is at least one element in your life that makes it more difficult for you to succeed in areas where those who lack that element thrive. The world isn’t going to give you an I.O.U. in response to that fact. Society demands that you take responsibility for your life even when you experience genuine hardships.
If the world wont apologize to you for your hardships, then you don’t need to apologize to the world for your breaks.
As quincy Jones stated:“I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it.”
When the universe throws you a pitch down the middle, keep your eyes straight ahead and swing for the fences.
Be thankful for every good thing that comes your way, but don’t waste time justifying your situation to people who are bitter for not being in your position.
That’s my two cents,