Passionate Problem-Solving is a meandering, unfocused, all-over-the-place blog about – well, you got it, problem-solving: working through, around, and past obstacles that prevent us from living fully. That includes the BIG obstacles to the teeny tiny obstacles (did I mention meandering and all-over-the-place?). Preventing nuclear power plant accidents? Controlling and styling one’s long hair? Locating treatment for your mentally-ill father? Managing your difficult boss? Getting enough Vitamin D? Learning to want less? Getting us all to love our neighbors? How can I possibly equate those problems?
Please know that I don’t – equate, that is. But what I do know is that one’s attitude and approach to problem-solving can make or break your life. Because, problem-solving is Life Itself. Here’s where the JOY lies – approaching and designing our responses to life’s obstacles is our opportunity to live divinely, practically, creatively, and fully. All human progress, all human happiness lies in problem-solving. Too much? I don’t think so. Bring those problems on! Bring Life on!
Obstacles come in as many shapes and forms as there are people on the earth. There is no universal PLAN that will individually work well for all of us. Really? Really? We all have to work out our own answers? Not necessarily, but we do have to all work out our own salvation, crafting answers that are right for us. And, collectively, we must come up with solutions that are bigger than ourselves, because all problems are also bigger than ourselves.
1 a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome: they have financial problems, the problem of ageism in Hollywood
a thing that is difficult to achieve: motivation of staff can also be a problem
2 Physics & Mathematics – an inquiry starting from given conditions to investigate or demonstrate a fact, result, or law.