Uplifting Problems Are Temporary quotations
Better jobs and housing are only temporary solutions.
They are aspects of tokenism and don't go to the heart of the problem.
The problem is essentially that of communications to an army in action.
After a rapid advance communications become disorganized, and there is a temporary halting until they are again in working order.
The real troublemakers are anger, jealousy, impatience, and hatred.
With them, problems cannot be solved. Though we may have temporary success, ultimately our hatred or anger will create futher difficulties. Anger makes for swift solutions. Yet, when we face problems with compassion, sincerity, and good motivation, our solutions may take longer, but ultimately they are better.
Diets are a temporary solution to a permanent problem.
The problem with paradise is that it's temporary: You don't belong here and the neighbors are nobody you care to know, so it's only blissful for a week or so.
When we are angry we are blind to reality.
Anger may bring us a temporary burst of energy, but that energy is blind and it blocks the part of our brain that distinguishes right from wrong. To deal with our problems, we need to be practical and realistic. If we are to be realistic, we need to use our human intelligence properly, which means we need a calm mind.
The positive outlook that optimists project does not come from ignoring or denying problems. Optimists simply assume that problems are temporary and can be solved, so optimists naturally want more information about problems because then they can get to work and do something. Pessimists are more likely to believe that there is nothing they can do anyway, so what's the point of even thinking about it?