Month: September 2013

First World vs Third World Problems

In today’s immensely diverse world, it can be expected that everybody’s standard ‘problem’ is different; each person’s values are somewhat skewed in comparison to those of anyone else. An interesting extension of this theory can be applied to the notion of first world and third world problems. Third world problems, as compared to their first […]


FCD: Perception vs. Reality

Annually, the ISM community is given the opportunity to interact with representatives from the Freedom from Chemical Dependency organization, commonly known as FCD. This  non-profit organization is the world’s leading provider of educational substance abuse services, and is also known for its elite pool of passionate staff, all of whom have personally experienced and overcome […]