When you grow up poor, a lot of things that others take for granted can feel like luxuries: taking vacations, having functioning appliances, new clothes, and even a door to your room.
On Reddit, people who grew up financially disadvantaged are sharing the things they considered luxuries as well as the complicated emotions that still accompany them when they go to purchase items such as clothing.
Also, some people are just honestly complete jerks to mock children who have no control over their financial situation—and those reactions stay with them, too.
“Going places during school vacation. The kids would be all like ‘what!? you’ve never been to xyz amusement park!?’ No, Trisha. My family doesn’t even have a car. Which is another luxury to me.” — lillithfair4
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