Approaches to Impending Problems


Hello, apparently this blog has been around for 2 years now Рwow  :o.

Last time I said that I would write about an important topic, so here it is – what to do about major, seemingly inevitable, problems that have no clear solution &, if left alone, will lead to disaster. This isn’t me telling you what approach you should take, rather this is a short musing of how people tend to approach them, & perhaps get you to think about your own actions.

I originally was going to explain how this came about, but that ballooned into several hundred words; enough for it’s own post. For the sake of saving time & getting to the real point, here’s a summary of some concerns from the past few months:

  • Knowing for a long time that there’s something very wrong with the world, but only recently getting an idea of how bad it is. If we keep going this way mankind will destroy itself in a few generations (if we haven’t already doomed ourselves to this fate).
  • Discovering what neoliberalism is, the effects of it, & how it permeates virtually everything in our global society today.
  • What my life is now, what I want to do with it, & what effect it could have on the world.

In coming to terms with such things, I’ve realized there’s about four broad approaches to seemingly inevitable major problems:

  • Ignorance – you avoid the problem.
  • Despair – you give up hope in finding a good solution.
  • Self – you focus on your own well-being.
  • Consideration – you try for the best possible solution.

Let me explain a bit more. Continue reading