What's Wrong With #FirstWorldProblems

This is Alexis Madrigal's column about journalist Teju Cole's tweet about  the #firstworldproblems as a conversation that perpetuates a simplistic and condescending view on the way poverty is perceived in developed countries, stating that "not every aspect of the life of those who are terribly poor is terrible poverty". A first world problem has essentially become the "inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are."

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