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A problem a day keeps your mind awake

Updated on November 11, 2011
Mathematics problems, life problems, money problems, health problems and many more other problems are lurking in the shadows.
Mathematics problems, life problems, money problems, health problems and many more other problems are lurking in the shadows. | Source

Problems do not inevitably hinder you from growing. Instead, they spur you to take action forthwith and mold you into a more mature person.

There is an axiom that says that good and bad always coexist, just like the brightness and darkness that constitute a day. You might be struggling now, but you will soon see the success you have been yearning for. Some sacrifices at this stage would solidify the foundations of your future.

Humans are forced to think deeply when they are beset with problems. Otherwise, they would not feel the need to ruminate for hours when they could be visiting Facebook or Youtube. When we have constraints, we think for solutions. For example, if a friend of mine does not have many credentials to apply for a job that he like, then he would have to be recruited into a small organization or firm, where fresh graduates are accepted, and take that tenure as an invaluable experience. At the same time, all of his contributions and awards can augment his portfolio. If he were to be patient enough, then he would have garnered his ultimate, dream job.

Have you ever heard of writers, composers and artists who were burdened? Some of them could not get enough praises and acclaims, while some of them were disabled. It is those difficulties, however insurmountable it seemed, that incited them to think harder and produce greater works. Beethoven, the music luminary, is one example.

As for me, getting good grades in examinations in the past were too galling and arduous. I would often hear my father admonishing me for being too shallow as he worked for long hours under the sun. To him, studying cannot be compared to working for sustenance; where the latter was much more crucial. Though it is true, I think that thinking is also laborious, and I mean thinking about how to solve pure mathematics questions and so on, and not about other trifling matters. Ultimately, whatever problem it is, we all have to construe and decipher them, like abstruse cryptograms which Sherlock Holmes would love to be involved in. My father was encountering and solving problems every day. However, he did that because he knew that success (money) would come. Undoubtedly, money is vital for anyone who wants to live.

That brings me to another subject. We want money, don't we? So how can we get money? The solutions are infinite. We could find a job, invest, take part in competitions or go the casino. There are myriad number of paths for you to choose from, and they will all lead to your goal. Every path you take will hardly be smooth and frictionless. When you want something, you have to be poised to tackle problems along the way. If I want a job, I need to revise my curriculum vitae, sit for interviews and make the employers see me as a gem among all the other potential employees.

Although problems might make you fall and be defeated, I believe that if you could stand up and annihilate them in a matter of time, then those problems will form a resource where you can tap into anytime. This, when compared to having an undisturbed life, is more meaningful than you can ever imagine.


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      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 6 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      And the more you use your mind to master your emotions, the more you sanctify your soul. Thanks for posting a shared belief in stretching our human capacity, phillippeengel!

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      Deng Xiang 6 years ago

      Thank you for all of your comments. And thank you for visiting.

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      This is good food for thought! Everyone has problems, it's just how we deal with those problems that makes a difference. Without problems, there would be no growth in any of us. Good Hub.

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      Ania L 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I agree and I also think that we need problems to challenge ourselves and grow - problems are for the brain like exercises for the muscles.

      The constraints for example help us to come up with more creative ways of doing things while no struggle would leave us with the same old boring solutions each time :)


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