Biggest First World Problems for 2017

October 6, 2017

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We often complain about first-world problems, which are generally a trivial or minor problem or frustration compared to the problems people face elsewhere. Nevertheless, they are problems and issues that irk us so much that a study was completed a few weeks ago that looked into our "first-world problems" in 2017, which found the #1 problem is, Having to wait in the house all day for a delivery because there isn't a specific time-slot. Coming in second is forgetting your log-in passwords, then leaving your phone at home, no free Wi-Fi at a hotel and the buffering sign when you are streaming something online.  Those problems have changed from those problems faced twenty years ago when the biggest irk, as remembered by those who were in their 20s and 30s in 1997, who recounted their #1 problems was having a happy relationship, earning enough to pay rent and bills, whether you could afford a vacation, saving for first home and finally  overexposed film photos once you got them back from being developed. Researchers say that life satisfaction has barely moved since people started recording it and while today's list of first world problems may not be a deep as those twenty years ago, 2/3 of those surveyed who are in their 50s says the younger generation have a busier life than when they were of that age, due to working harder and spending lots of time on social media.

2017 First World Problems

  • 1. Having to wait in the house all day for a delivery because there isn't a specific time-slot 
  • 2. Forgetting your log-in passwords
  • 3. Leaving your phone at home 
  • 4. No free Wi-Fi at a hotel
  • 5. The buffering sign when you are streaming something online

1997 First World Problems

  • 1. Having a happy relationship
  • 2. Earning enough to pay rent and bills
  • 3. Whether you could afford a vacation
  • 4. Saving for first home
  • 5. When you got your photos developed and most of them were over-exposed 

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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