“You think you’ve got problems – you should hear what happened to me last week…”
…And on and on it goes – we cannot wait to get together and share our stories of what new disaster we faced.
Life is ongoing problem solving.
And as much as we hate to have yet another unexpected intrusion in our well-laid plans, life would be pretty dull without them.
Problems of any kind demand some kind of resolution. Most decisions we make are so insignificant we rarely think about them, such as, what will I wear to work today? or, what shall I plan for dinner?
But others are more complicated and demand more thoughtful consideration. While symptoms keep us edgy and anxious, it may take a while to actually identify the problem that is creating those symptoms.