Problems are Opportunities: Do you agree?

Dr. Yogi Bikashananda's teachings are very sweet to hear and theoretically, they seem to be very promising and flawless. In other words, they seem to be the better than the best. However, how feasible are they practically? Now my posts will be directed towards finding out the practical use of the theoretical knowledge.

In this post, I am going to analyze one of Dr. Yogi's famous teaching, that "Problems" are opportunities and we should utilize them!

Just imagine for a second, how would your life change if this statement turned out to be true? Think of all the problems you have and how much you have been bothered by them. Given that the Bikashananda's claim is true, we all are very lucky, right? That's because we do have a lot of problems, don't we?

However, the question is that can this claim of Dr. Yogi be right and applicable to all the problems we have? Before going to that question myself, let's review the answers that Bikashananda gives us when we ask him the question of practicability?

Most often, his answers revolves around an example of stool. Stool is a problem but if we utilize it we can produce electricity, bio-gas, and so on. Therefore, it's an opportunity as well, to produce useful things out of it.

But barely anyone gets that problem in real life. Real life problems are trivial (small) but complex. And more importantly they are too many in numbers.

Suppose that I failed an exam, but here failing isn't a problem; not studying enough to pass the exam is a real problem. Now, in this condition how can we see opportunities. Probably we have an opportunity to re-take an exam and pass it if we can.

I am currently running out of problems! I told in the third paragraph just now, that we have a lot of problems. However, when I thought about them it was difficult to point them out. It's so paradoxical.

There are many instances when problems are opportunities. For example, when your water pipeline gets damaged, it's a problem for you, however, it's an opportunity for a plumber! Similarly, when your mobile phone stops functioning, it's a problem for you but the same thing becomes an opportunity for a mobile technician. However, in these examples, we face the problem while the other people get the opportunity.

It would therefore be really useful, if we ourselves got the opportunity from the problems we face.

At this point, I can't exactly say whether I agree with Bikashananda's views or not. Many people have become millionaire and billionaire by solving some of the problems of people. So, I can't say that problems are not opportunities. But, if I say that problems bring opportunities with them, then again, every problem doesn't bring an opportunity. So, I can neither completely agree with his thoughts nor completely deny them right now.

By the way, what about you? Do you agree that problems are opportunities or not? Please write them in the comments below.

Also, if you have some problems and you want me to try finding out some hidden opportunities in them, I would be glad to hear your problems and give my views on them.

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