First World Problems

This is funny, but also cuts deep. You’ve got 99 problems, but starvation, poverty, disease, shelter or war ain’t one – if you’re having first world problems, I feel bad for you, son.

EDIT: A friend pointed out something very important. This is probably better titled ‘middle to upper class white problems’. The first world does, emphatically, face problems – with increasingly distinct classes, media transparency, an out of control financial system and environmental degradation, to name a few. But the video is funny and, well, yeah. I’m pissed off that I ordered an item online that was accidentally sent to Australia instead of here. What a shame that it might cost me £5 to get it shipped back.

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2 thoughts on “First World Problems

  1. Alana

    Shallow? Self-serving? Lack of knowledge? As sad as it is, some people are just so wrapped
    up in themselves that they don’t have the ability to “feel” compassion for others. It could be for
    many reasons, but prolly the way they are being brought up. The parents are more than likely
    the same way. You either have compassion, or u do not. Perhaps it could be developed. Not
    real sure.

  2. Brilliant!!!

    I live in a wealthy suburb of NYC where a “problem” is something that 99% of the world would kill to have. We recently lost power for 48 hrs after hurricane Irene hit this area, and were keeping food in ice coolers and walking up and down 6 flights of stairs. We did have water, but not hot water.

    We were still not prey to malaria, bilharzia, famine, rape, terrorism or civil war…

    It was a useful and powerful reminder of the incredible luxuries we consider basic necessities.


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