Chronic: (adj) (of a problem) long-lasting and difficult to eradicate.
There are several maturity banners that are displayed on our human journey. These are truths which are not always comfortable, but if denied, can put us in a chronic state of misery.
People imitate, they steal, they deny that they got what they have from you–but no one wants to admit that they are not autonomous and require assistance..
- The fewer categories you put people in, the better off you are.
- And a third one is the realization that sometimes the solution is more painful than the problem.
Although we extol the value of solving dilemmas, we can often end up in more red tape, difficulty, struggle and misunderstanding than if we just learn to adjust our temperament and approach to the problem.
For instance, it is rather doubtful that poverty will go away. The more we complain about it and compare our levels of indifference, the less people get fed.
Go someplace where they offer two sandwiches for a decent price. Buy two. Eat one yourself and give one to a hungry person on the street.
You didn’t solve the problem–but you also didn’t trap yourself in a chronic search for an unattainable solution.