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The solution, there are many problems, but how many solutions, huh? A solution is needed to complete the problem. The problem is just a random guy. He needs the solution. He depends on it.

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The problem. No point in a solution if you don't have a problem...

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The problem, without it, there can not be a solution

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I agree
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The solution, a problem is not important if there is nothing you can do about it.

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That doesn't make it not important
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Who determines, nothing can be done?
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This is a philosophical question, just like the chicken or the egg, there is no 100% correct answer and therefore no 100% incorrect one either. It is all a matter of perception and an outlook on life in general.
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The solution problems come and go but the way u handle it brings out ur character and helps u grow as a person and reflects who u are...u can get far in life by being a good problem silver...ask ursel a year from now will this problem matter...most likely no but the way u handle it will come in handy later on in life probably

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Very wise!
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So the journey is greater than the destination?
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That's exactly what I would of said, but you beat me to it. Well put. :)
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Your answer seems to be well thought out, but I disagree.
The problem must come before the solution.
The problem: Too many people in our society believe it is appropriate to use simple letters (i.e. u, ur, ursel) as abbreviations for words, even when the amount of caricatures is not limited.
The solution: Don't do it. It is appropriate on Twitter where there is limited space, I would even understand when texting or Instant Messaging.
Using these types of abbreviations in other communications does say something about the character of the author.

Each individual can solve this problem for themselves.
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Would you rather save the world or try to save the world

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The problem
Without it - u wont need a solution

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The Solution. It takes a great deal of stress to think of a logical solution to fix a problem.

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The problem. You need a crisis to get major changes enacted. Example:
The fiscal meltdown of 2008 allowed Democrats to spend over $2.5 trillion more than they otherwise would have been able to accomplish, all because of the fiscal challenges. It allowed them to not do anything about unemployment, and to successfully blame it on Republicans. If they actually were to solve the employment problem, they would create a new problem with inflation; this would not be a favorable solution, so this is why Obama has no interest in, nor will he do anything about unemployment. The problem is preserved; it allows you to do many things to" fix it," except the one thing that usually fixes the problem : stimulating business through tax reform.

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Well said.
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great answer !
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So wrong again! The huge tax cuts and two expensive wars are what added the most to the debt. Obama maybe the only reason we did not go into a major recesssion with 30% unemployment (or maybe not - we did not go that way so who knows). But he at least required that money be paid back and some has. Verses George and the Reps 750 billion no questions asked give away. You can continue to try and hide the truth but it won't work.
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So, why exactly has he not fixed the economy?
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Shinypate, for the same reason why New Orleans hasn't fully recovered yet -- it takes time, it takes money, and it takes bipartisan cooperation, something that the Republicans don't seem to want to do.

America was almost in the black at the end of Clinton's administration, but the Bush administration threw all of that away plus some with its tax cuts for the wealthy and for corporations, the housing crisis, shipping jobs overseas, and, like Wall said, two expensive, unjustified, and illegal wars. And please explain to me how, during a recession, making your people unemployed helps the economy. Like analysts said, in no way could the 1% support the economy by themselves but that's exactly the direction the Bush administration was taking the country.
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Ok, you seem be stuck in Bush hatred. That doesn't explain things now. I will avoid defending Bush, as he won't defend himself and I won't do it for him. But if you want to explain the current unemployment problem, and why Obama hasn't fixed it when EVERY other president did it before him (including FDR-- his unemployment after 4 years was less than at the start). Now I don't want to quibble, but I suspect you and the rest of the adoring media don't want to report the bad economy, the Patriot Act extension, the Drone Wars, ad nauseum. There is quite a bit here that frankly both sides are ignoring. I can only surmise that the reason unemployment is not solved is that they intentionally want to preserve the problem.
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With the solution you no longer have a problem .

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The problem. Because without a problem there cant be a solution

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The problem because there may be more than one solution. :)

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The solution if you handle the problem honorably! Life is full of problems, some small, some really big! How you get to the solution defines you!

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solution is more important because if you think about problem, you wont solve it, and if you think about solution, you will find it

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The problem because if there was no problem there would be no solution and you would run the risk of losing some knowledge that you may never know......

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Agreed with cool.

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the problem cause no problem no solution.

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so true no problem no storyyyy
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yeah:)
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with every problem there comes solution and with every solution there must be a problem. neither of these are more important than the other they just balance each other out.

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really none of those 2 things are very important

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Depending on which you chose to give importance to, you can be part of the problem or part of the solution. The choice is yours!

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a problem is only a problem if it is viewed as a problem,so the solution solves the problem of seeing it as a problem.

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Neither is more important than the other - they are one and the same. More important is the person can can see the problem and offer a solution.

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I think it really depends greatly on context and perception. It also makes me think of the old saying, "The operation was a success but the patient died."

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I would say problem because with out the problem u don't have the solution or the whole story practically

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Both are equally important you can't have one with out the other.

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the problem is more important for without that there could never be an answer!

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The problem, what is a solution needed for with no problem.

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they are equally important. without a problem there can be no solution and vice versa

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