The Mystery of a Good Problem
The key drivers of change in any economy are problems.
Problems can be in the form of pain, discomfort, difficulty, complexity, sadness and other things that indicate a negative emotion to the human being.
Nobody wants a problem.
Problems by nature attract the need for a solution. This drive to provide solutions is the key to human purpose on the earth. Without problems, there will be no jobs, no companies, technology will still be in the stone age and world population will be in the lower end of the stick.
There are enough problems to go around. Which means everyone has the ability to make a living by solving one at a time. You don’t have to eradicate the problem totally to add value to the world. Ordinarily, unbundling a complex problem into simpler problems is a good solution.
This is why problems are good.
Without problems life as we know it wouldn’t exist.
Do You Have a Problem?
This is a big question.
Some problems are obvious. A bad road is an obvious problem. A disease is an obvious problem. But there are some problems that are not so obvious. Possibly because there is no obvious discomfort. This takes a keen eye to identify.
I can imagine that no one had a problem with horses when the first automobile was produced. Some may have called it a waste. But it’s obvious that people eventually catch on to a good solution even though they felt they had no problems with the way things were in the first place.
This leads to the next question…