Apr 4, 2012

Problem Fixation

When did people start using the phrase "no problem" instead of "you're welcome?" When you were little, weren't you taught to say "you're welcome" when someone said "thank you?" Even better is when someone says, "my pleasure" when you thank then. 

The expression "no problem" is not one that I use in that manner.  In the vast majority of cases, there wasn't a  problem to begin with.  People seemed to be fixated on problems (or so-called "issues") so they view the world in terms of problems.  They divide what happens into the "problem" category or the "no problem" category.  Their default question is, "What's the problem?" when there was no problem and no reason to think there was.  What a sad way to live.  Let's bring some positivity into our lives!

1 comment:

  1. Interestingly enough, the cover of Reform Judaism Today has an article about how to live a happier life. One of those elements in the puzzle that the woman is standing on is acceptance of a person's lot in life. What an elemental concept. Rather than see it as a problem that has to be conquered, there is a concept of simply accepting what cannot be changed. We Orthodox would say that we are accepting it as the way of the Abishter.