First World Problems vs. Chronic Illness Problems

Some problems seem insignificant when compared to issues that people with chronic illness face every day.

There is nothing worse than waiting in long lines at the bank, grocery store, or Department of Motor Vehicles. It sucks forgetting your phone when you are running late and can’t turn back. Nothing is worse than the air conditioning at work being too cold.

And there you have it folks, first world problems. Wikipedia defines first world problems as trivial troubles that are complained about in wealthy nations. People living in third world nations would criticize us for these, as there are far worse things.

The minute people start saying there’s “nothing worse,” I cringe. Because I know what’s worse.

Try being sick for the rest of your life.



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