Is there life after breakfast? Yes there is! Yes there is!
Thank you Along-for-the-Ride Heidi.
Is There Life After Breakfast?
And what does Tim Krieder say to this? He says, wisely,
“I am sick of the phrase first-world problems not just because it delegitimizes the perfectly real problems of those of us lucky enough to have enough to eat and Internet access, but because it denies the same stupid trivial human worries to people who arent. Are you not entitled to existential angst or tedium vitae if you live in Chad must you always nobly suffer traditional third-world problems like malaria and coups détat? If were lucky, we graduate to increasingly complex and better problems, and once all our material needs are satisfied we get to confront the insoluble problem of being a person in the world.
Even if we someday solve all our societal problems, people will still be unlucky in love, lonesome and bored, lie awake worrying about the future and regretting stupid things they did and wondering whether its all even worth it. Utopia will have an unendurable amount of hassles to deal with, endless forms to fill out, apathetic bureaucrats, taxes, ads and bad weather. Time will still pass without mercy.”
Time will pass without mercy. Yes, there is life after breakfast and it is called lunch.
Thank you, Suits-Herself-Cindy for introducing me to Tim Kreider.