My fellow Americans, this post is especially for you! Recently we observed the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Obviously life since then has been a bit on the difficult side, but let us not forget the privileges we enjoy in this blessed land. Sure, the economy might be struggling, jobs might be difficult to find, and everything is costing more these days, but matters could definitely be worse.
Let us not forget that we still live in a first-world country. We have warm water in our homes, a seemingly limitless supply of food in the grocery stores, and dogs that don’t try to give us rabies!
As much as I’d hate to say it, Americans really are spoiled (and I include myself in that category, so put down your torches and pitch forks, people!) Sometimes we forget how good we have it here.
I recently came across an amusing website that has a number of memes describing “first-world problems”–You know, the “devastating dilemmas” of the American life that other people probably would not consider to be actual problems.
Here are some of my personal favorites (because I myself have uttered these complaints, or I can at least relate to them):
These are all courtesy of http://www.quickmeme.com/First-World-Problems/