Happy Thanksgiving (#firstworldproblems)

Nov 28, 2013

First of all, I want to wish all our MLCers and their loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!


No doubt about it – we take things for granted.  And we have this day of Thanksgiving to remind us to stop and count our blessings.  To appreciate all that we have.


But we shouldn’t be grateful just on this one holiday of the year.  We should realize the blessings in our everyday lives.  And here’s a way that might help.


There’s a meme that’s been going around for some time now.  It called First World Problems.  Or sometimes displayed as #firstworldproblems.


What exactly is First World Problems?  Here’s one definition:


First World Problems, also known as “White Whine,” are frustrations and complaints that are only experienced by privileged individuals in wealthy countries. It is typically used as a tongue-in-cheek comedic device to make light of trivial inconveniences.




Here’s a few more:

  • Aw man!  I said “all rice” and they gave me 2 scoops of rice and a scoop of mac salad with my garlic chicken plate.
  • These shoes hurt my feet.  I’m going to go out and buy a new pair.  Or two.
  • My cable bill is so high!
  • My next trip to Vegas isn’t for another 6 months!
  • I want a new iPad.  Mine doesn’t have Retina Display.
  • My DVR sucks.  I can only record 2 shows at once.

I think you get the idea.  It’s a sarcastic attempt to appreciate the things we have.  Yes, we work hard for it.  And yes, we sacrifice at times to earn it.  And we shouldn’t feel guilty about it.  That’s right – we shouldn’t.


But on the other hand – maybe we shouldn’t be whining about it either…


So on this Thanksgiving Holiday – take a moment to look around you and appreciate, be thankful for all that you have.  It’s all there, right in front of you.  You just need to see it.  It may be something as simple as sitting together with family members enjoying the football game – instead of thinking how you should’ve bought a bigger flat-screen TV.  And when you think about what you do have, flip it around and think up some sarcastic, unappreciative comment.


And when you do, add your #firstworldproblems to the comments section.  Let’s have fun with this.  I can get you started.  Think about Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up.  Those two days are almost like the epitome of #firstworldproblems.


Happy MLC Thanksgiving!

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22 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. NaPueo
    November 28th, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  2. 4G
    November 28th, 2013 at 3:21 am #

    Happy Thanksgiving, all!

    Aw, man – the vog is coming back and I won’t get to try fried turkey again this year! ;)

    Much to be thankful for ….

  3. 72view
    November 28th, 2013 at 4:35 am #

    Aww man!!!…the rice was at the end of the buffet line an I no more room on my plate cause I already took the mashed potatoes, potato salad, mac salad, turkey, ham, stuffing, shoyu pork, charsiu, roast pork, candied yams and jello already…auwe!!!

  4. DIO
    November 28th, 2013 at 6:55 am #

    I really wanted to be the FIRST to post in the comments. ;-)

  5. DIO
    November 28th, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    What?? There’s only two desserts this year?

  6. DIO
    November 28th, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    i wish all of the Black Friday sales were later in the day, so I could sleep in late and still get deals when I go shopping.

  7. dihudfan
    November 28th, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    I don’t know who’s more stuffed… me or the turkey………

    Happy Thanksgiving to all…..

  8. Mark'75
    November 28th, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    Oh man, X Box One or PS 4?!!

  9. Mark'75
    November 28th, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING and happy hunting on Black Friday everyone :!:

  10. M
    November 28th, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Hello MLCers!
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and to your families!

  11. keoni
    November 28th, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    I had kalua turkey for the first time ever today. Can you say ONO?! Man, I wen stuffed myself! But I tink I going sneak into da fridge later and grab some mo’! :shock: :lol:

  12. keoni
    November 28th, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    @DIO Have some more of da pumpkin pie and remember, it’s time fo’ turkey jook wen yu all pau wit da turkey sandwiches! :)

  13. keoni
    November 28th, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

    Oh yeah, Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i ia oukou! :D

  14. Kage
    November 29th, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Hope everyone had a great day yesterday. Enjoy if you have the day off today. I do not……

  15. Kage
    November 29th, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    Wow, the prices of the buffets are so expensive on Thanksgiving.

  16. Kage
    November 29th, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    I wanted to go on a trip, but now I have to pay to get my car fixed.

  17. KAN
    November 29th, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Wow, laulau, I had to wake up at 6:30 this morning so I could save money!

  18. Lowtone123
    November 29th, 2013 at 8:51 am #

    I filled up my opu on all da ono food and then out came the delicious desserts but I full already.

  19. keoni
    November 29th, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Darn I forgot to pick up the large Banquet Sausage Gravy and Biscuits! Now I have to walk all the way back to Safeway 2 blocks away because my car’s outta gas! Oh what a pain!

  20. DIO
    November 29th, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    What Keoni, no Shoofly Pie? No Sauerkraut? :-)

  21. keoni
    November 29th, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    @DIO What? You get shoofly pie? I be right theah! Da kraut we stay save fo’ New Year to go wit da roast pork.

  22. keoni
    November 30th, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    I hate having to walk the few blocks from my house to the bus stop and then again when I near my destination! Why can’t TheBus take me from door to door and skip all these other stops!
    (Uncle Rodney, you heah wat I saying? :lol:)