Revellers reach out for the first beer in the traditional one-liner “Masskrug” beer mugs at the opening day of the Munich Oktoberfest at the Theresienwiese in Munich, Sept. 22. The world’s biggest beer festival runs until October 7.
I don’t like this expression ‘First World problems.’ It is false and it is condescending. 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. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
The goal this weekend is to capture a photograph of a skill, talent, or career path you wish you could pursue! The sky’s the limit; from a firefighter to a to a professional photographer or even an eagle trainer — photograph and share your true calling in life.
PROJECT RULES: Please only add the hashtag #WHPtruecalling to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!