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Do "solutions" create more problems then they solve?

Identifying an issue, and solving it - our urges to solve current issues underpins most of the TED talks which I have seen. However, does our "solutions" create more problems then it solve? For example - although the basic principals of a market economy attempted to address the issue of scarcity, at the same time it exacerbates the problem of inequality (illustrated in Michael Sandel's recent talk).

Its acknowledged that the urge to solve problems lay in our human nature to pursue for a better life. The question is, does these "solutions" help us to be better off? Can the continual process of problem-solving lead us towards a "perfect" life, or have we simply been walking around in circles?

Topics: philosophy

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    Oct 22 2013: when we say problems for solving ,it's like to say thinking and choosing the best solution ,when we say the best solution with our free will ,it's like we say it depends about who we're in real and even the best it depends about our faiths and principals ,when we look at the real world we can result directly that we didn't understand yet how to find the good solutions for we have all good life and i didn't said perfect life ,because the dreams still very far from the perfection....

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