Problems get bigger when you do not face them
Elias Bejjani


How true and wise is our Lebanese proverb that says: "If you close your eyes in a bid not to see the mountain, this does not change the fact that the mountain is there and will remain in its place no matter what you do, think or say".

In real life problems of all sorts and magnitudes are a reality that we have to face and deal with. One can either stand tall to face problems, and practically utilize all available capabilities and resources to solve or contain them, or  he can step back, retreat, close his eyes and pretend they do not exist.

Meanwhile it is a proven fact that brushing problems under the carpet rather than dealing with them is a wrong and disastrous approach that definitely  leads no where and always ends in making these problems bigger and worse. In life  we are forced to learn many survival strategies among which are strategies needed to deal with problems.

Wisdom and intelligence require that no one should avoid, ignore, or underestimate any problem.

Problems that can not be solved must at least be contained and not made a source for new problems. In this context clear crystal stances are very important tools for success as well as transparency, decency, modesty, self-confidence, hope and faith.

Faith wise, problems will happen, but wow to those evil individuals who instigate and cause them in a bid to harm others and inflict pain and misery on the innocent, poor and meek. Almighty God never abandon any individual, but also punishes those who do not fear Him in what they do and think.

"Our enemies are doomed! They have robbed and betrayed, although no one has robbed them or betrayed them. But their time to rob and betray will end, and they themselves will become victims of robbery and treachery".  (Isaiah 33 /01-02)

*Elias Bejjani
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