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What problems do you believe can or will be solved in your lifetime?

Three parts. What problems do you believe can or will be solved in your lifetime? Will you be partially responsible for the solutions? What can or will you do today to progress towards those solutions?

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    Feb 20 2013: Hi Mark:>)
    I would like to see us (humans) discontinue being bogged down with the perceptiion of "problems", because the word seems to have taken on primarily the meaning of PART of the definition....."a source of perplexity, distress, or vexation".

    It seems like we (humans) spend more time and energy with the distress and vexation, rather than finding solutions to the challenges we face in this life experience.

    The definition of "problem", also includes..."a question raised for inquiry, consideration, or solution".

    I like to move toward solutions sooner, rather than later, so I often feel like there is more time than necessary spent with distress and vexation.

    Yes, I believe this perspective CAN be changed in my lifetime
    Yes, I AM partially responsible for the solution.....what we focus on expands:>)
    I am writing a proposal here and now to progress towards the solution:>)

    Proposal:
    Let us face life challenges with more inquiry, consideration, and solutions... less distress and vexation.
    • Mark B

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      Feb 20 2013: Although I like your proposal, must we change ones vocabulary before attempting to solve ones "problems"? If a person came to you for help but, did not present the challenge using an acceptable vocabulary (although comprehendible) , would you deny them help?
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        Feb 20 2013: Nowhere in my comment did I say we "must" do anything Mark.

        You asked questions...
        "What problems do you believe can or will be solved in your lifetime? Will you be partially responsible for the solutions? What can or will you do today to progress towards those solutions?"

        I answered your questions with an idea....."I would like......"

        No, I would not deny a person help because of the way s/he may ask for help. I do not think/feel that my comment suggests that in any way, shape or form.

        I clearly stated...
        "I like to move toward solutions sooner, rather than later, so I often feel like there is more time than necessary spent with distress and vexation."
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        "It seems like we (humans) spend more time and energy with the distress and vexation, rather than finding solutions to the challenges we face in this life experience."

        I would do my best to support a person asking for help, to move through his/her challenge, as I often do:>)
        • Mark B

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          Feb 20 2013: Colleen, I apologize if my comment appeared as an attack on you personally. It was not my intent. I was hoping to gain a better understanding of why this particular "problem" is worth mentioning above all others.
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        Feb 20 2013: Thanks Mark. I don't feel attacked. I'm just wondering if you are aware of your own questions? And if you are reading people's responses carefully?

        I did not say it was "worth mentioning above all others". Lots of people on this thread have offered some very good ideas about issues in our world that definitely need to be addressed. Would you feel better if I simply repeated some of those?

        I believe that what I focus on expands, and I like to focus on solutions:>)
        • Mark B

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          Feb 20 2013: I understand. Thank you for your comments.

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