In an age of rounded corners and medals for everyone, it seems as though we are aiming to make this a “No Problems World”. If no one gets hurt and no one gets disappointed then we have no problems. This approach seems to be creating an even bigger problem. Young people who cannot cope with problems and expect that there should be none.
A problem-free life is a fantasy that could never exist. So if we cannot eliminate problems, we should individually aim to have better problems. The only way to get a better class of problem is to solve the ones that you already have. That may be challenging but it is the only way to develop the muscle needed for that next class of problem.
A challenge, isn’t that what a problem truly is anyway? People hate problems but they love a challenge. Taking on challenges and finding both failure and success along the way is called living.