Did I Cross the Line by Calling Out My Privileged Friend’s Handouts?

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Is success built on handouts really success? One woman finds out the hard way when her friend makes a rude comment about someone who has worked hard to achieve their goals. Find out what happens when she confronts her friend and calls out her privileged upbringing. Was she in the right or the wrong? Read on to find out more.

Childhood friend's privilege creates tension in adult friendship 🤔

wise-bobcat-75 | wise-bobcat-75

Growing up privileged: the story of Ellie's luxuries and opportunities.

wise-bobcat-75 | wise-bobcat-75

Ellie's privilege exposed: Unfair advantages before age 26.

wise-bobcat-75 | wise-bobcat-75

Ellie's privilege put her ahead, but did it cross boundaries?

wise-bobcat-75 | wise-bobcat-75

Celebrating a friend's success in the medical field 🎉

wise-bobcat-75 | wise-bobcat-75

Former friend's bragging leads to awkward interaction at town event 😬

wise-bobcat-75 | wise-bobcat-75

Friend insults old friend, gets called out for hypocrisy.

wise-bobcat-75 | wise-bobcat-75

Debate over privilege and hard work leads to heated argument 🔥

wise-bobcat-75 | wise-bobcat-75

Privileged friend called out for making inappropriate comments

What happens when a friend's privilege becomes too much to bear? A Reddit user shares her experience of calling out her privileged friend for making rude comments towards someone who had just finished nursing school. In this post, we dive deep into the dynamics of privilege and explore the feelings of resentment that can arise in friendships when one person has had a much easier life than the other. We also examine the fallout of this confrontation and explore the question of whether the Reddit user crossed a line. Read on to find out more.

Calling out Ellie's hypocrisy and elitism. NTA.

AsuraRathalos | AsuraRathalos

Calling out classist comments in medical field, nurses essential for function 🩺❤️

GreenRedCrescent | GreenRedCrescent

Acknowledging privilege and hard work in medical school.👨‍⚕️

NotTomorrowEither | NotTomorrowEither

Calling out privilege and snobbish behavior 💪🏽

underthestars2277 | underthestars2277

Friend dismisses importance of nurses in medical field, gets called out

Cybermagetx | Cybermagetx

Calling out privilege: NTA, Ellie needed a reality check. 💪

covenkitchens | covenkitchens

Debate over privilege and accomplishment sparks heated conversation 🔥

tropicaldiver | tropicaldiver

Choose your friends wisely. Privilege can reveal incompatibility. 🤔

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Working hard vs. handouts: the college struggle 😩💪

Slowburner_ | Slowburner_

Support for nurses and judgement on the friend's behavior.

United_Ad8650 | United_Ad8650

Acknowledging privilege: NTA comment sparks debate about opportunities and success

BadDieter | BadDieter

Privileged friend gets a reality check, sparks heated discussion 🔥

countingpickles | countingpickles

Intelligence isn't opportunity. Success depends on opportunity, not intelligence.

TBdoggies | TBdoggies

Personal attacks aside, both parties could have handled better 🤔

Comprehensive-Fun47 | Comprehensive-Fun47

Calling out privilege: NTA's harsh but fair comment sparks debate 💬👀

P3naught | P3naught

Insulting your friend's privilege doesn't excuse being rude to Ellie 😒

Goodnight_big_baby | Goodnight_big_baby

Calling out privilege leads to judgment and gossip. ESH.

Clooney_the_Corgi | Clooney_the_Corgi

Is it worth ending a decades-long friendship over privilege?

Frosty-Ad8676 | Frosty-Ad8676

The friend's behavior was terrible according to commenter.

Sabrina1781loveit | Sabrina1781loveit

Acknowledging the value of nursing is important. ESH.

Rando-the-Mando | Rando-the-Mando

Jealousy and projection? 🤔 Calling out a privileged friend.

ButtonHappy3759 | ButtonHappy3759

Standing up for those who can't afford medical school 💪

ravssusanoo | ravssusanoo

Debate over privilege and ignorance leads to ESH judgement. 🤔

Vmo1520 | Vmo1520

Calling out privileged friend's handouts was necessary, but not constructive.

Zellybean1388 | Zellybean1388

Checking privilege is necessary, NTA friend did not understand.

CoyoteConscious | CoyoteConscious

NTA. Friend's privileged perspective blinds her to reality of others. 🙄

Mags357 | Mags357

Both wrong? 🤔 A heated exchange on privilege and accomplishments.

GlassSandwich9315 | GlassSandwich9315

Defending nurses and their value 💉

freefrombullshit22 | freefrombullshit22

Debate on the role of privilege in medical school success 😕

Mithrandir20 | Mithrandir20

Judgmental comment sparks debate on hypocrisy and self-awareness 🤔

Rdw72777 | Rdw72777

OP called out friend's privilege, causing argument. ESH.

lizzylou365 | lizzylou365

Not the a**hole, but what did your friend say? 🤔

sav_the_bi_queen23 | sav_the_bi_queen23

Paying for med school vs paying to live during med school. 💸

GraveDancer40 | GraveDancer40

Jealousy and assumptions lead to belittling. ESH. 🤔


Calling out privilege: One commenter's perspective 🔥

UselessCapybara7204 | UselessCapybara7204

Debate ensues over nurse's career aspirations in heated comment section 🔥

Ursula_Bot | Ursula_Bot

Calling out entitled friend's privilege and disrespect towards nurse.

Mermaidtoo | Mermaidtoo

Calling out friend's privilege in career choice. NTA.

mxcrnt2 | mxcrnt2

When classism meets medical school, nobody wins 🙅‍♀️

frodosbitch | frodosbitch

Defending a friend against entitlement and insults 🤝

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Privileged friend gets a reality check and a warning ⚠️

melxcham | melxcham

Cheers to OP for standing up against privilege! 🙌

Current-Suggestion20 | Current-Suggestion20

Friend's privilege made Med school easier, but still ESH. Nurse>doctor?

Existing-Ad7972 | Existing-Ad7972

Taking on privilege: why this NTA comment is a must-read ✊

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Being karma for others 😎

EveHallidayInTheRain | EveHallidayInTheRain

Truthful and delicate NTA callout 👍

Poison-Ivy-0 | Poison-Ivy-0