Greg Rolfe

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For Good or For Bad it is2022

For Good or for Bad it is 2022

For the many that somehow believe that 2022 will fix all the problems we encountered in 2021, let me ask you a question. How? Honestly, how do you expect the simple sunset to sunrise to adjust all the problems or issues you perceive?

A new year is an excellent time to adjust the way we look at life, it is a great time to actually ponder the choices we have made and take a good look in the mirror. But unless we do something with the results of our time of pondering, nothing will change.

Each of us has our own way of looking at life around us, which is amazing. Each of us has a unique way of perceiving our own reality, which can create some issues with communication, but overall is still very terrific.

But in order to repair what we each might consider broken from 2021, we need to act on a solution not just expect things to change. We all have heard the old adage “if you’re not part of the solution you are part of the problem.” And to a large degree that is true. So, if you perceive that there is a problem, what do you intend to do to bring about some sort of solution?

Yes, I would agree that arriving at some form of definition of the issue or problem might be a great idea, as that would enable you to see more accurately what a solution might look like. In the same way that form follows function in engineering, so solutions follow understanding in problem-solving. We must seek to understand the problem or issue we see before we can accurately address it. The whole yell at the problem, until it goes away, has been proven to not work. Then we tried burn down buildings and rip up some monuments. That also proved to be a waste of time. Therefore, let’s consider the actual problem.

Perhaps 2022 should be a year of taking time to think and address the real issues we face instead of ignoring reality. Real answers are rarely easy, nor are they quick. Real solutions take time, persistence and are often a lot of hard work. Which in my opinion is why we had two years of people running amuck.

Regardless, we have reached a mile marker in time. Let’s use it to ponder and adjust. 2022 could be seen as the year that brought a new perspective to each of us, but only if we choose to use it to do so. It is your year, use it wisely.

Blessings

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Greg Rolfe

2 weeks ago #12

Greg Rolfe

2 weeks ago #11

Greg Rolfe

2 weeks ago #10

I hope for the best! Let last year be last year and let's move forward. 

Harvey Lloyd

2 weeks ago #8

You used the words, "the way we look at life".  If we could reframe the thought into a question,  What questions do you ask of life? I think 2022 can be a year of healing.  The landscape of the past few decades has had us evolve away from personal responsibility towards words like, safe, care and empathy.  All gracious words but lack any discernment as to personal responsibility.  James 2 splits this hair quite nicely.

A secondary thought is the gracious words also appear to be associated with groups rather than individuals.  Rules established by social constructs that are so dynamic one can't meet the challenges.  (Mosaic Law? 🙂)

In 2022 i believe it to be important that we adhere to a doctrine of self responsibility according to the questions we ask of life.  Secondarily we should allow others to ask and answer their own questions.  Each of these has consequences.  Discernment would dictate that each action by myself or another will need to own their own outcomes.

Paraphrasing a little, President Kennedy stated ask not what others can do for you, but what you can do for others.  Keeping in mind where the real score is kept.

Pascal Derrien

2 weeks ago #7

John Rylance

2 weeks ago #6

Pascal Derrien

2 weeks ago #5

Whatever it will be we will make the best out of it 

Greg Rolfe

3 weeks ago #4

Greg Rolfe

3 weeks ago #3

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

3 weeks ago #2

I sincerely hope your words are taken to heart, Greg! A change of perspective is often the first step to a real solution to a problem, rather than a pointless reaction to it. Cheers!

Ken Boddie

3 weeks ago #1

Fixing problems properly generally demands a ‘root cause analysis’ (Google it if this term is unfamiliar) in order to achieve a successful long term fix. Short term fixes, without drilling down to find the root cause, generally result in the problem recurring. A short term fix is like a Band Aid and doesn’t prevent the same thing happening time and again. Like everything else in life, the more we devote to thinking things through, the more likely we are to find an equitable, successful and long term solution. 

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