Quotes About First World

Quotes tagged as "first-world" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Santosh Kalwar
“My first world is humanity. My second world is humanism. And, I live in the third world being merely a human.”
Santosh Kalwar

Arundhati Roy
“How can you measure progress if you don't know what it costs and who has paid for it? How can the "market" put a price on things - food, clothes, electricity, running water - when it doesn't take into account the REAL cost of production?”
Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living

“The U.S. will never be a free and happy nation while they continue to exploit and marginalize the Third World. The Third World will never be happy or free so long as there is a First World stuck in the mire of consumerism, alienation, indifference. (Clodovis Boff, p. 161)”
Mev Puleo, The Struggle Is One: Voices and Visions of Liberation

“First, people should open their eyes to see structural sin, which is the very existence of a First and Third World. As long as there's a First World, there won't be peace because there won't be justice or sharing. (Pedro Casaldaliga, p. 243)”
Mev Puleo, The Struggle Is One: Voices and Visions of Liberation

J.R. Rim
“I want to be this generation's Sherlock Holmes. That is, the man to solve first world problems.”
J.R. Rim

“While the opportunity to improve yourself and your situation is a great thing, our striving to build perfect lives seems to have morphed into perfectionism so focused on itself that we forget about others in the world. We work so hard to build the ultimate luxury sedan, to embody society's standard of beauty, and to achieve historical scientific breakthroughs that we conveniently forget our family members in other parts of the world who must walk miles each day in their only set of clothing for the opportunity to go to school.”
Holly Sprink, Faith Postures: Cultivating Christian Mindfulness

Chris Matakas
“We are so surrounded with this fortune that we tend to forget that though subjectively in abundance, objectively this is a rarity.”
Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Just like how most if not all poor boys look up to and aspire to someday be rich men, most if not all underdeveloped and developing countries look up to and aspire to someday be developed countries.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

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