problem solving

I’m not the best problem solver. So it’s easy for me to get stuck or overwhelmed or just become unable to can. My college roommate, Loren, is a great problem solver. Any issue or problem we’d have she would fix. She made things easier, less complicated. Always smiled. I told her so many times, you are such a good problem solver!

What I’m realizing now, as I get older or whatever, I can solve problems. Like it’s not that hard to move things around. If things aren’t fitting, move them! If you don’t have space and need space, make space! Things aren’t glued around you. Things aren’t covered in permanent, sticky glue. And you yourself, you are not a tree. You are not stuck where you are. If things aren’t working, move it around!

I’m realizing – we make a dent in this world, if we wanted to. Things do not have to remain as they are. The injustices there are, the sadness, the problems…we can solve them. We can give our own little gifts towards these problems. We can change the direction of sails. There’s a lot we CAN do.

“When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and you’re life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.

That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.

Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” – steve jobs