From my readings this week:
- On what’s wrong with the twitter hashtag firstworldproblems: “Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems.”
- On a writer’s unusual self-improvement journey: “My marriage was good, utterly central to my existence, yet in no other important aspect of my life was I so laissez-faire. Like most of my peers, I applied myself to school, friendship, work, health and, ad nauseam, raising my children. But in this critical area, marriage, we had all turned away.”
- And finally, to be filed under People Are Amazing: images of an acrobatic version of Swan Lake.