What's the Problem?
This LiveReal "What's the Problem?" Arena is a unique place about tackling real-life problems.
This is not your everyday bubble-gum pop psychology forum,
and so we are not interested in platitudes, phony cure-alls,
or easy answers that sound great but don't work.
But we are interested in a unique
approach where the emphasis is not on what "experts"
say, think or believe, but rather, the emphasis is US, the
humans who are tackling these problems themselves . . . and
what really does work. It seems to us that miseries
of life can generally lead us in one of two directions
- either escaping
from them (or trying to - that doesn't work for long, we've
tried) - or else understanding them and learning what it takes
to relieve them.
So, if you're serious about living the
good life - and tired of all the useless misinformation out
there . . . you are not alone.
"Philosophy easily triumphs
over past ills and ills to come,
but present ills triumph over philosophy."
- Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld
The approach here is not necessarily
about what is popular, what is easy, what "feels good"
in the short-term, what is considered strictly "scientific"
by all, what the common opinion is of those with the most
credentials, what is the most pleasant-sounding or non-offensive,
what is approved of by various authorities and "experts"
. . .
- nope - it's is about what actually
Note: We believe that often the people most qualified to help tackle life problems are not necessarily "experts" who have studied about the problems and solutions . . . but rather, the people who have gone through it all themselves, first-hand. Because when it comes to living life, ". . . the concept of credentials is a little misleading . . ."(On the other hand, this doesn't make us anti-authority either ( some "experts" definitely do have some really good things to say. The hard part nowadays is finding them and sorting them from the rest . . .)
So while your hardworking LiveReal Editors have gone to great lengths to gather the best-of-the-best resources on the various matters, we - as always - recommend that you take everything here with a grain of salt, think critically and carefully about the issues, reject whatever truly feels false, take what you like and leave the rest, and reflect on your direct experience.
So the following is primarily a toolkit of resources for individuals who are interested in dealing with these issues themselves.
This is not intended to substitute for professional thereaputic or psychological help when necessary (read the Disclaimer) and everything here should be taken on the level of "advice from friends." Still, we believe this can can provide some helpful information on handling these situations through direct self-understanding.
. . . and finally,
contribute to these articles.
They are all works-in-progress.
So help your overworked-yet-hearty LiveReal Editors
by letting us know your thoughts and experiences -
what works, what doesn't, where you agree or disagree.
Talk to us about it, because we really want to know.