Mar 24


Category: thoughts

It strikes me that our language around problems is confused. When someone is talking about a problem they can be talking about the cause of the problem or they can be talking about the symptom of the problem.

This leads to the obvious that the symptom is treated not the cause. Removing the symptom by statement fixes the problem if you state the problem is the symptom. But that doesn’t resolve the root cause of the problem and thus it can potentially break the workaround you’ve created to remove the symptoms.

Another curiosity for the day.


4 Comments so far

  1. Ariel July 28th, 2012 10:32 pm

    In my opinion, If you had a problem, you would not try to specifically fix either the problem or the cause. You would fix it on the way that you, with the problem, see the problem. If you do not see all the aspects of the problem (symptom or cause) you can not try to fix the symptom or cause of the problem. This is why people, with problems (everyone has problems) have to think a little bit deeper and all have opinions on topics like this.

  2. Ariel July 29th, 2012 10:38 pm

    I am asking permission to use the URL for this page on my blog (at the address shown above) if so, you can respond here or send me an e-mail, Thanks!

  3. pasamio July 30th, 2012 4:03 am

    You can link to this blog post if you want to do so.

  4. Ariel July 31st, 2012 10:03 pm


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