8 thoughts on “Comment of the Month: Gaming Blogs in a Nutshell”

  1. Because nobody outside of the first world ever worries about inconsequential matters.

    Strikes me more as somebody who doesn’t share an interest, so they decided to piss all over it.

  2. Not a lot of complaining in my blog list. Negative Ned and Nancies annoy me. Some criticism, yes, but there’s a difference between a thoughtful critique and senseless whining or histrionics. That’s why I left forums and took to blogging.

    So what world do people who complain about complainers inhabit?

  3. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll complain about having to eat fish every day.

    People find problems and complain about them. It’s what they do. Beyond the points of survival and then basic luxuries, wealth has severely diminishing returns for happiness.

    To mock “first world problems” isn’t witty. It’s just a different form of not caring about other people, dismissing their concerns, defended (poorly) with “first world problems.” Just because someone is not on the verge of death doesn’t mean that they can never have any complaints or see anything to improve in their lives. It’s one thing to encourage perspective and seeing the happiness derived form helping others, quite another to just mock people.

  4. You know, that “notable” link totally escaped my notice the first time. After all these years of reading Zubon, I should know I need to look closer. I blame mobile device browsers.

    That quote is nothing but the standard “get a life” tarted up with some modern guilt.

  5. I’ve never even heard of someone from a second- or third-world country who said “I wish middle-class american video-game enthusiasts would write more blog posts about my problems. It always works out well when America intervenes in foreign domestic problems.”

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