First World Problems

First World Problems

man holding head stressedI’ve been pondering the term “first world problems” a lot lately, mostly because so many people banter about it on Facebook and Twitter.  When they do, they are usually trying to make some point about how your problems aren’t really very serious compared to those who are starving and suffering all over the world.  When they post these little quips, it has the effect of making you feel like you are a selfish jerk for daring to complain about whatever isn’t going so well in your life.  So I am going to go on record today and say that this treatment is neither sensible, fair nor just.  Read more about First World Problems

What Alec Baldwin and every pastor who has ever lived have in common.

What Alec Baldwin and every pastor who has ever lived have in common.

alecbaldwinI just read through a New Yorker article where Alec Baldwin discusses his issues regarding the media, the paparazzi, and what he believes to be a false public perception of himself.  I must admit much of what I read seemed like a pointless rant…until I came to this paragraph.

In the New Media culture, anything good you do is tossed in a pit, and you are measured by who you are on your worst day. What’s the Boy Scout code? Trustworthy. Loyal. Helpful. Friendly. Courteous. Kind. Obedient. Cheerful. Thrifty. Brave. Clean. Reverent. I might be all of those things, at certain moments. But people suspect that whatever good you do, you are faking. You’re that guy. You’re that guy that says this. There is a core of outlets that are pushing these stories out. (News source’s name removed) clutters the blogosphere with “Alec Baldwin, he’s the Devil, he’s Fidel Baldwin.” Read more about What Alec Baldwin and every pastor who has ever lived have in common.