Seriously, Stop Saying “First World Problems”

Patrick Flores
4 min readJan 23, 2018

There is a scene in the movie Lion where Nicole Kidman follows around the house a young boy she and her husband in Australia have just adopted from India. He pauses in front of the TV and she leans over him and sounds it out, “Tel-evis-ion. Do you know what a television is?”

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Patrick Flores

Social Justice | Storyteller | Pretty Gay. Co-founder of Vine & Fig. Published on BeYourself, the Ascent, & the Writing Cooperative.