I remember an article by Celes, “How to Create Real Change in Life…” where she asked, “If you remove the weed using a mower, does that solve the problem?”
NO! Yet true resolutions can only be understood once you confront, and actually see the problem. Because we never removed the root thereby never solving the real problem, the weed came back!
In many cases once you know the problem you can identify multiple ways to solve it. Example. Solve the sum of three numbers [e.g., 14 + 7 + 54].
When asked, most spend very little time debating over where the number 14 came from or wonder why the number 54 was placed at the end and why the number 7 was stuck in the middle. They just focused on what they were being asked to do; add three numbers together. Nothing more, nothing less.
Some will solve the problem by adding the first two numbers together, then adding that total to the last number while others will total the ones column, carrying the 1 and total the tens column.
Both get 75 as the answer.
We solved the problem without wasting time discussing whether any of the numbers are prime, what the numbers being used for, or wasting time debating the best way to solve the problem. We just solved it with out dealing with the effects the problem may or may not create. We don’t care!
Let’s solve a major problem in todays world described as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism. A problem we created by classifying human beings in such a manner some people actually believe they are superior over another.
Resolution to this problem is so simple; we just need to make it happen. Eliminate classifications and recognize everyone as human beings.
Morgan Freeman’s who said in a 60 minutes interview: “I’m gonna stop calling you a white man and I am going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. I know you as Mike Wallace and you know me as Morgan Freeman.”
Until we approach human beings in this manner we fit Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity, “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?”
Until next blog,