When you identify problems, do you generally also offer options for solutions? Or do you tend to just identify the problems and see what others, or you and others, can do about them?
We look to technology, particularly high tech, for a lot of solutions these days. However, there are a lot of great “low tech” or simple solutions out there that we shouldn’t neglect scanning those opportunities for solutions, either. Same goes for simpler tech rather than more complicated and expensive tech. This podcast gives some excellent examples.
In July, I submitted a saliva sample for genotyping with 23andMe. I saw an opportunity to learn a lot about myself to improve my life, and motivation to finally learn genetics. I also saw getting genotyped as a life changing event of a rare kind. It offered a peek into the future with odds of potential life changing events like on set of major diseases, a look into the past through ancestry information, and a lot of things to deal with in the present like drug profiles. Besides science, there would also be opportunities to write about life, spirituality, humour and all kinds of issues from economics to politics. I’d also have to write it simply enough that most people could understand as the average adult reading level is only about grade nine or ten.