Audio version of my article on Problem-Reaction-Solution (The Hegelian Dialectic). This episode is available as a free downloadable podcast.
Problem-solving is an essential human activity, for without it, there can be no innovation, development, or even enrichment in the quality of this experience known as life. There are whole hosts of troubles that exist, ranging from the mundane to the grave; some will be with us always, others simply change names and morph into something somewhat similar. With all of the genuine challenges we face, conjuring artificial difficulties out of whole cloth is clearly not only a great crime, but also dishonestly attempts to reprioritize what truly matters. This propaganda trick is known as the Hegelian Dialectic, which is known vernacularly as Problem-Reaction-Solution.