I grew up in a family that always supported me in whatever I wanted to do. When I was little I was told that if I worked hard enough, I could do whatever I wanted to do. I understand now though, that some of what I always thought was hard work, was actually a bit of privilege. I am privileged because I live in the United States, I am white, I am an only child, and I have a very supportive family. I´m starting to wonder how much this privilege contributed to my success. The idea of being privileged because of being an American is new to me because of this Ecuadorian obsession and I wonder how much the privilege is because of the idealization.