You know, I’ve been thinking about this for a while. Is it not possible that you could do a few things and apply it and solve any problem anywhere, anytime? So here are my thoughts, the solution to any problem.
Well, first of all, it’s either a question of intelligence or brute strength. So sometimes you need to use your brain to solve a problem and sometimes, you know, particular physical things like get the jar open, it needs brute strength. So those are my first two thoughts, intelligence or brute strength. Then I thought, “That’s not enough,” because you also need sometimes imagination. Raw intelligence isn’t enough. Sometimes you have to change perspectives and see things from another angle. So that made three solutions: intelligence, brute strength, and imagination. I thought, “That’s not enough.” Sometimes you need persistence like the thing you tried first of all, didn’t work. You’ve got to try again and you’ve got to try again particularly when you’re honing a skill or learning a new language. I’m learning German and I really need persistence. You got to keep going.
And then the last thing that occurred to me, the last piece, if you really want the solution to any problem, is sometimes you need faith. Now, here’s my definition of faith. Faith is when you choose to believe something for which there is no evidence. Sometimes you keep your eyes close,
you just got to keep going because you know you’ll eventually get there. I was thinking that you need faith when you’re raising teenagers, for example, because if you don’t have faith it is all going to turn out in the end you might as well give up. Anyway, that’s my thoughts. That’s the solution to any problem: intelligence, brute strength, persistence — there was a couple of others — persistence, imagination — I just about forgot imagination — and faith.
Let me know what you think. Do you agree? Do you disagree?
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