A Guy's Perspective: Why I Hate "First World Problems"

A Guy's Perspective: Why I Hate "First World Problems"

Recently, this Tweet popped up on my Twitter feed:

First World Problems

I no longer follow the person, because that person is not actually having a real issue. One of my big pet peeves is when people misuse the words 'literally' and 'actually'.

Here is a quick lesson on the usage of these words:

  1. Yes, you may be hungry, but no, you can not literally eat a cow.
  2. No, you will not actually die if you get to meet Channing Tatum, Olivia Munn, or whatever One Jonas Direction Brother is popular this week.
  3. Yes, your grandfather is old, but he is not literally two hundred years old.
  4. No, I am not figuratively bothered by the abuse and misuse of these words, I'm actually bothered by them.

See the difference? And that is the core of what bothers me about #FirstWorldProblems - they are not problems. Just like you couldn't literally eat a cow, not being able to get wi-fi in your basement is not a true problem. An inconvenience? Yes. Annoying? Of course. A real problem? No.

For the sake of Twitter, hashtags, and our entire generation; please stop using this stupid hashtag. When you do this you are embarrassing yourself, making America look like a country full of whiny and entitled people, and you are making light of a situation overseas that is a serious problem.

Take a look at the video below, and if you still use that hashtag after viewing it I don't know what else to say to you other than I literally don't want to be your friend. Although, if you decide to donate to the Water Is Life, the organization that created the video, then I could probably make an exception.

Sorry for the rant, but it literally had to be said.

Merry Christmas!

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