So I get into my car this morning and I think, ‘Shit, the steering wheel is cold!’. It is. And just as I’m feeling all bummed about that, another thought pops into my head: “First World Problems”.
If you’re not familiar with this expression that has begun to gain some traction around the place lately, let me put it another way….
As the great philosopher Kylie Minogue once sang: “I should be so lucky”.
Yes. A cold steering wheel in my car is not a matter of life or death. It is annoying and unfortunate but really? What a great problem to have. I should be so lucky that a cold steering wheel even registers as a problem in my world.
I find the “First World Problems” mantra popping into my head more and more often lately and it’s a terrific way to jolt yourself out of a pity-party and create some much needed perspective. Suddenly, whatever it is you’re bitching about doesn’t seem so bad anymore.
So. What’s your First World Problem right now?