But maybe this view is the wrong one to take. The above mindset assumes the fixing a problem will get rid of it with no negative consequences. That we can obtain a state of problem-less utopia (however briefly). The solutions we put in place, however, will more likely sow the seeds of future problems. And don't forget about unintended consequences.
Has this view of problem solving been holding us back? Does it lead to us falsely believing that the natural steady state of life is no problems? That problems are the exception to the norm, and problem solving will return us back to the "normal" problem free state? Falling into this trap might lead people to believe that if they have problems that they're not normal, something must be wrong with them. Almost to the point that if problems occur, THEY must be the problem!
What's your opinion on this? Do you agree and disagree? If this view is wrong, what might the alternative look like?