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If there are names millennials are sick of being called, "whiny" falls somewhere near the top of the list next to "entitled" and "ungrateful." But sometimes you run across a few who fit the stereotyp...
There's importance in recognizing our station in life. There's value in evaluating our concerns and determining if they're fleeting or a bit premature. There is an utmost necessity in understanding what is going on around us and around the globe, and a responsibility to speak out against injustice. Sometimes, having a grasp on another's situation can help us reframe our own.
Weird Al's sixth salvo in his Internet invasion is the video for "First World Problems," a song that sets the popular hashtag against the sonic stylings of alt-rock icons The Pixies. On this track fro...
Now, there is value in perspective taking, but only when it is done in healthy a way. Consistently dismissing and minimizing seemingly minor problems as being unworthy of sympathy is not healthy perspective taking. Perspective taking involves consideration of the context.
I was throwing a hissyfit over a Facebook 'like' while simultaneously reading about the real life struggle of a young boy literally running for his life during a horrific genocide. To say that I lacked perspective is a massive understatement.
A tech family challenge, First World problems are not so bad, social media and narcissism, Father's Day and finding happiness -- that's what caught my attention this week.
In their book, My Grandma Follows Me On Twitter: And Other First World Problems We’re Lucky To Have, Craig and Marc Kielburger take a clever and light-hearted look at some of trivial frustrations in C...
The first rule of the Mad Men premiere is that you do not talk about the Mad Men premiere. We'll say only this: the sixth season started off with a pensive Don Draper, more withdrawn than usual on a Hawaiian vacation with wife, Megan. It ended with the revelation that the honeymoon is over.
There’s plenty to be grateful for here in Canada, but we certainly do our fair share of complaining. It seems Canadians have our own set of "first world problems", or frustrations over fairly trivial...
Those without mental health issues equate their feelings of sadness to those of someone with depression, when in reality this is like comparing a small paper cut to a broken arm. This characterization is entirely misguided however, as mental health issues are not a "First World Problem" but instead a problem which has the potential to affect all humans regardless of class, race, gender, or ethnicity.
Last month, we came clean and admitted that yes, we have First-World problems. Of course we're not alone. Aside from the #firstworldproblem ubiquity on Twitter, we've gotten plenty of unsolicited advice for this Real World Fixes column -- our attempt to insert some perspective into the trivial complaints of the privileged.
"I hate when my leather seats aren't heated," says a grinning boy, who isn't sitting in a luxury car, but perched atop a pile of gravel outside a cinder block building with no windows. This is from a short video called The First World Problems Anthem -- a cheeky, teasing shot at us pampered First World dwellers featuring Haitians reciting a litany of complaints you're far more likely to hear at Second Cup than in a seedy slum.
First World Problems has become a meme of such epic proportions. Your Laundromat doesn't have Wi-Fi!? The magazines in your dentist's waiting room are from last month?! This week, when "First World Problems Anthem," a video devised by a U.S.-based marketing agency for a charitable campaign, went viral, we could hardly keep up with the backlash.