The problem with problem solving

At our current era of evolution, we are one heck of a smart species, are we not?

And yet, I can attest, giving any animal, animation, the animal will ROTFL (Rolling On The Floor Laughing) at our feeble attempts at living our life.

We are at the edge of our problems, The prime of our woes. Where did all these problem started, when we try to solve them. when we decide that a situation becomes a problem, a reality that needs to be improved.

Then our egos drives us incessant to find a solution, and when we found one solution, in all its perfectedness, fixed the ‘problem’. Once it is fixed, it becomes fixated, and what is fixated will breakdown over time, hence causing another ‘problem’ unique and different from the earlier one which we attempted to fix, so we go through another round of problem solving this time the problem is compounded because had our first solution had properly fixed the first problem, perfectly , then logically the second problem should not have arises. and now that the second problem arises as a compounding issue, it makes the solution to the second dilemma more complex. and so on and so forth.

We are where we are because we are so damned smart, thinking that we have and will have to solutions to all the problems, it is only a matter of when.

As long as we are stuck in this problem solving problem solving rut, we can never see that the balance is upset. between the end spectrum of ‘problem’ and ‘solution’ right smack in the middle of the two is, balance. as long as we keep running between ‘problem’ and ‘solution’ we will have a ‘see-saw’ effect, and it keeps swaying more and more, and the spectrum keeps elongating, keeps extending. and we will never go anywhere near the centre of this quandary, where the answer is in the balance, and the balance is the answer.

Nature is about balance, it is not about finding a problem and neither it is about solution focused. Our civilisation needs to get back to the fundamentals of things, simplify stuffs, things are getting too complicated. systems are failing because it has become too complex. we need to break things down, into smaller pieces. Do things the way nature does things, in balance, in harmony, in sync. Let the problems solve itself, and let the solutions find its own problems.


About Who is Randy Lim

This blog is about the journey and experiences in my life as an Aikidoka. With close to 20 years in the arts, I'll make comments and judgements based on 2 principles, E&E. Experimentation and Experiential reflection. please enjoy, and comment freely.
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