A Perspective on Problems

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Problems are inevitable and spare no one. We all have had problems throughout our lives and will be having them for the rest of our lives. We tend to come up with ways to deal with those problems by worrying, complaining, and taking some proactive or reactive measures to overcome them. The consensus is that problems should be avoided — as humans, on average, we hope to avoid them as much as possible, and when they do arise, we try to overcome them.

Though it's undebatable that problems have to be overcome, it's also important to acknowledge that we will not be without them. Every problem not only has a solution but also a lesson associated with it. If we see them as opportunities to learn, we can understand their certainty and importance.

It is comforting to come to terms with the fact that we will never be without problems in our lives. I'm a firm believer that life keeps presenting us with the same problems until we learn from them. However, if we are conscious enough, we can make the problems evolve throughout our lives. It makes sense to foresee and avoid problems as much as we can, but it is also essential to keep in mind that if we have mitigated one, we might have another one in our hands sooner or later.

An effective way to deal with problems is to try to upgrade our problems as we move forward in life. Evolving problems is a measure of progress. If we have been having the same set of problems for years, it means we are learning more slowly than we expected. If the problems keep changing, it means we have learned from our past and we have got a new set of problems to deal with. Let's make an effort to upgrade our problems rather than looking for a life without problems. Thanks for reading. Cheers!

Vivek Arvind

Vivek Arvind

Santa Clara, CA