Some of us are really lucky. Some people live such great lives that their common complaints, considered “First World Problems”, have become second nature. “It’s too cold for November. I have to walk through the snow. My iPhone broke. My wi-fi is too slow. Netflix isn’t working. I hate driving in traffic. Facebook changed something.” Seriously. Go to Twitter (or Hashtagr, created by some fellow Illini at UIUC) and search #FirstWorldProblems and just look at what some people complain about. What terrible lives we have!
And then there are the other “worlds”. Facing poverty, hunger, disease, and war, among other issues. These guys aren’t complaining about trivial things and are just happy to be alive. They struggle to survive or just live a simple life because it is all they are able to do. Unfortunately for some people and some countries, there is nothing they can do. And that sucks. For those in developed countries and others that live rich, lavish lives, most of their concerns are #FirstWorldProblems. And that’s sad. Instead, those that are capable should think of certain issues that others face as OUR WORLD problems.[Continue Reading]