Why can't humans solve the problems facing mankind?

Reply Sat 24 Jun, 2023 03:59 pm
The answer remains the same as it has always been — because there's more money to be made by exploiting these problems.
This is only somewhat the case. The bigger issue is:

- by solving peoples problems without their involvement, you decrease their problem solving skills...which leads in a downward cycle until you have large amounts of anxious people who can't solve their own problems (and won't try to solve their own problems) and demand the government solve them....this method does NOT SOLVE mankinds problems

- As an extension of the above, you can't help a person solve a problem who is not a willing participant in the problem solving process (ie. people have to be willing to not become part of the problem). If you do it without their involvement...they often become part of the ongoing problem. (which is why government is spending ever more 'solving' problems as compared to previous decades)

Systems can mitigate problems. They will never completely solve them. Some 'helping' systems create follow on problems, sometimes on a massive scale.


The answer to anxiety? Support the person as they:
- start practicing continual problem solving
- start increasing their strengths
- start improving their weaknesses
- work on their self awareness & self esteem etc

...this will decrease anxiety (not sure about solving it)

...anyone who sees this realises it just decreasing anxiety is a massive job, and utterly requires cooperation on the part of the person suffering anxiety. Any they should also realise that Society quite literally could not afford the funds required to do this for all persons suffering anxiety (nor would they have the required number of psychologists)....

...And no one has ever been able to solve a cycle of poverty in a generation (no matter how much money they threw at it. This is a big discussion by itself)

So it is not always a matter of willingness or not to solve a problem.
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Reply Wed 28 Jun, 2023 11:36 am
Yeah it's pretty amazing what we've been able to accomplish in just the last decades. It's crazy to think that we're still stuck on some of the big problems though. My guess is that it just comes down to differences in opinion and perspectives, and how hard it is to come to a consensus about some things. I also think art of the struggle is that sometimes it's hard to identify the root cause of a problem and bring together a complex plan of action to fix it. It's important to remember that a lot of the issues we are facing today are complex and multi-faceted, so it makes finding a lasting solution a lot harder.
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bobsal u1553115
Reply Wed 28 Jun, 2023 07:43 pm
The law of unintended consequences.
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