culture The Very Best of the Third World Success Kid Meme  

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The very best of the Third World Success Kid meme reminds us of the important things in life, like fresh water, a roof over your head and clean clothes. Living in poverty, the Third World Success Kid cites these things as major accomplishments, with living to see another day right at the top of those list. Forget the First World Problems like your iPhone running out of battery power, spend a day as the Third World Success Kid to see real problems.

The Third World Success Kid meme is highly controversial as the humor from the image macro meme comes from the hardships of those living in third world countries. The meme, started on the website Buzzfeed.com in 2011, combines two other image macro memes, First World Problems and the Success Kid into an often inappropriate but also often hilarious Third World Success Kid meme featuring a dancing tribal child.

The Third World Success Kid doesn't have problems like dealing with trashy reality television or having to hear about this sports phenom, he's busy dealing with not getting malaria and walking without hitting land mines. Instead of complaining about his poor life, he sees the successes of things like getting $2 for 14 hours of work and receiving clothing printed up before the Super Bowl congratulating the losing team.

The Third World Success Kid clearly does not have the fortunate lives that first world people do and many will argue that making fun of those who live in impoverished areas is wrong. If anything, the Third World Success Kid meme increases awareness that places with this type of quality of life still exist. If just one third world child is helped by this Internet meme, pretty sure Third World Success Kid would see that as an epic win.
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