Problems from living in a wealthy, industrialized nation that third worlders would probably roll their eyes at.
Aw, crap, I don't know which 1 carat diamond encrusted platinum ring to buy!
Problems related to the difficulty of living in a first world country.
My 7 dollar starbucks latte came with ONE espresso shot instead of the TWO I asked for!
Fuck the third world, I have first world problems.
Damnit, my fart app download has slown to 350 kb/s. First world problem.
First World Problems is stupid problems we have that does not effect our/other lives in any major way.
Compared to third world problems our problems don't mean shit.
Guy 1: (Shouting) Fuck I pissed on the toilet seat.
Guy 2: Sigh First World Problems.
A non-racist phrase which encourages one to reflect upon the privilege of being born in the first world. Those who receive this statement are encouraged to accept the well-known fact that people born in a developed nation have no problems at all, and when they experience adversary, should look on a map and consider all those black people in Africa who are raping, killing and eating each other because of their primitive brains and inability to function as well as a white person. It is accepted fact that people in a developed country (one run by white people) have solved all problems that could ever have existed and must remain frustrated that lesser, caveman-like races such as Asians, spics, and niggers, cannot evolve into real humans and remain technically animals, dutifully cared for by their european caretakers. An example of this could be Somalia where the average national IQ is 0.0014.
White person 1: Damn, my iPhone broke! That had all my favorite songs and photos of my mom on it!
White person 2: Oh my god you faggot that's such a first world Problem. Shut up and think about the situation in Sudan where 100,000,000,000 people are raped hourly and the only thing there to eat is barbed wire and Reebok trainers while your mother eats caviar off her god damn fendi handbag you evil fucking heartless bastard
The lesser known working title to Canadian singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette
's hit song "Ironic
Many have been confused as to the choice of ironic
as the songs title when the lyrics are more unfortunate than ironic
In fact there in lies the only thing ironic
, it was written by someone who didn't know the definition of irony
If you read through the lyrics you can clearly see where she was coming from with "First World Problems" as the working title as seen below;
1)It's like rain on your wedding day
2)A traffic jam when you're already late
3)It's a free ride when you've already paid
4)It's like ten thousand spoons
when all you need is a knife
5)A no-smoking sign on your cigarette
That being said, having the song contain a verse about a husband "kiss(ed) his kids goodbye" get on a plane and have it crash is neither a First World Problems, unfortunate or ironic. It's just messed up.
A more politically correct term for a "White Whine." However, both terms remain misleading: White Whines/First World Problems are not exclusive to whites or those in the First World, and there are many whites and people in the First World who do not suffer from being over-privileged.
Person 1: I wanna call this guy out on a white whine, but I don't want to be offensive.
Person 2: Why not say he's got First World Problems?
Person 1: Don't you mean Developed World Problems?
Person 3: whitewhine.com