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to feel a bit "first world"?

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Fatmomma99 Sun 06-Mar-16 00:39:01

I love MN, but I'm feeling quite sick about the news this week - tear gas on asylum-seeking children, etc.

I totally, totally get how this site helps us sweat the small stuff, and (believe me) I understand how the day-to-day niggles get to you. But what's going on for these people is so much worse and more serious than what gifts you get for mother's day or whether you get a lie in or not on the weekend.

Just feeling a bit U (rather trivial) for surfing the site while people are having to deal with this.

biscuit to me before someone else does it.

AgentZigzag Sun 06-Mar-16 00:49:04

It's easy to get bogged down with all the huge shit other people experience in a specific phase of their lives, especially if you're someone who actually takes in what's being said on the news.

You must have a technique of getting it in perspective or your head would have long exploded with all the accumulated misery and pain we're told about day in/day out, why do you think you might be feeling it more at the min?

AgentZigzag Sun 06-Mar-16 00:52:53

(and I'm not saying that in an AIBU goady tone, it's just that I have to have pretty strong barriers to get the news stories you hear in perspective or it'd get too much, especially when you hear about terrible things happening to children whether they're migrants or from Rotherham)

RitaVinTease Sun 06-Mar-16 01:03:05

I dont think you are being unreasonable to be upset about that.

tomatodizzy Sun 06-Mar-16 01:15:29

You need a shake for using the term first world!hmm

I get what you mean though, we live in our little bubble lives. It's how most people mentally survive. I go through phases of feeling guilty that my life is so easy and other's are suffering. Most of us can only help those close to home. Nothing anyone does is less or more than anyone else. Just that some have better ability to help those in real crisis, by either location, funds, time or motivation. If their plight has triggered these feelings is there any way you can get involved and help?

SilentlyScreamingAgain Sun 06-Mar-16 01:23:33

I'm fairly sure that women living much worse lives that most of us still get pissed off at lazy partners and inconsiderate children. I like to think that if the shit really did hit the fan, I could still take joy in moaning about my weird family and others with weird families would offer me support, advice and commiserations.

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