Hello, I'm Rita and I spend too much time on the internet. I like fashion, indie music, reading the news, and cute animals. I drink looseleaf tea and finish two crossword puzzles a day.
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I went to see a counsellor today because that’s what you’re supposed to do when you’re stuck in a rut and you’re neurotic and unmotivated. At one point she mentioned “first world problems”.
I made a face and said that I didn’t like the term because many so-called first world problems were problems shared by the third world, and to use the term perpetuates a myth that other countries are backwards technology-less lands wherein people just live in huts— “for example, having problems with your cellphone network is a problem that people in poorer countries still have.”
She disagrees, and asks, “do you think that people in the Philippines are worrying about their cellphone networks right now?”
… People in the Phillippines and victims of other disasters need phones more than anybody else! You need them to connect with family members and friends, spread information, and gain access to aid!
Ugh. I’m wondering why I bothered at all.