Luck of the Irish is hearsay
We hear a lot about luck during the month of March. One phrase I cannot stand: "You're so lucky." Here's what I am lucky for:
  • I was born American.
  • I was born into the middle class.
  • I was born with white privilege.
  • I met "the one."
  • I got pregnant easily with Junior.
As for the above list, yes: I'm lucky. I'm not ignoring these factors, especially the top three. I understand the unlevel playing field and agree that it exists. But that's not what I'm talking about. I'm referring to people employing the phrase, "You're so lucky" when it has nothing to do with luck and everything to do with hard work...