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Post Reply Is declaring a problem to be a first world problem a fair way to dismiss it?
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30 / M / Marshall, Michigan
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Posted 3/31/16
Is declaring a problem to be a first world problem a fair way to dismiss it?
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Posted 3/31/16 , edited 3/31/16
I think a problem is a problem. Although declaring it's a first world issue just means it's something that is mainly an issue in first world countries. And just saying it's a first world problem doesn't mean you won't have to deal with it later, so it's still a problem.
Posted 3/31/16
first world problems are minor inconveniences, third world problem are hunger pains and bullet wounds.
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Posted 4/1/16
I would have to say yes, since "first world" problems are minor inconveniences or trivial. They do not carry the significance of major problems in developing countries. Now if someone is running around labeling more serious issues as "first world" problems then I would definitely deem that unfair. But if we are speaking of properly using the phrase, it is fair enough.
Posted 4/1/16
its a way of saying the problem is petty...

e.g. "omggg my pic wasn't liked on fb"
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Posted 4/1/16
Did Someone say SPIDERS?!
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