One of the greatest trends of recent memory is pointing out either via twitter hashtags, tumblr blogs or troll-like Facebook posts that a problem someone is complaining about is a “first world problem”.
A first world problem is a grievance expressed by someone in a position of relative affluence to the rest of the world. This grievance is usually something only someone relatively well off would even be able to complain about.
For example, someone in a state of starvation or poverty in a third world country wouldn’t even be able to complain about this:
But a lot of times you see these along with Facebook pictures, or in the context of plain text, which is funny, but really lacks that extra umph that you really need to fully appreciate how insignificant these grievances really are.
The Sad Youth Meme adds this umph by placing the first world problems next to a skinny, caucasian, melodramatic and overexposed/artsy picture of a young person in peril (who is really probably not in any real peril).
So just so you can send over a reality check to anyone you know that complains way too much about problems that really just illustrate that their life is fine, today’s list of the day is The Very Best of the Sad Youth Meme.