Wicked Problems

This course really opened my eyes up to things I would have never really paid attention to before. I didn’t really know how bad of an effect our bad habits have on the world. Trying to get everyone to stop their bad habits will take eternity because some people are so stuck in their ways they think it’s ok and not a problem at all. Not just one person can change the world by themselves, but if everyone controlled them and tried to be more cautious about certain things and control their bad habits the world will slowly but surely get back to a healthy place for itself and for us. I know for myself I could work on things like when I brush my teeth, when I’m not using the water to turn it off and also I could recycle more. Those are the small things I could think of, I’m pretty sure I have bad habits that have a negative impact on the world. I just can’t think of them right now. But we also do things that have a negative impact but we have no control over it. Driving our cars, cars release so many bad toxins into the air and cars play a big part in air pollution but we can’t control it because we have to drive our cars to get to where we need to go. But being in this course makes you want to do better and live better because we all are slowly killing our planet that we live on and that we need to survive. Most people don’t take it as seriously because it is kind of hard to wrap your head around the world ending in a way or stop providing for us and we think that it will always be there but in reality if we do not take care of it then it will not always be here for us.

All of these factors play a part into putting these wicked problems to a stop. Not everyone has the same intentions in the world, it’s just impossible because if everyone had good intentions there would be no evil in the world and everyone would just get along. It’s going to take a lot of critical thinking and trying to put pieces together as to why some of things would even occur. Also to understand a wicked problem you have to be open minded because most of the problems in the world aren’t just easy as one, two, three. I think mentally to understand a wicked problem you have to do your research, not just one article, I mean deep research. Like how did the problem even start? Why does the problem still exist today? And what are ways for us to stop the problem? and move in a better direction that will help and impact everyone for the good in the future. Not one person can fix this problem, they are nearly impossible to fix because it would be so hard for everyone in the world to come together as one, and everyone change out of their bad habits and do for the greater good. I will say I need to focus on one wicked problem right now and do major research cause as of right now I just been focusing on all wicked problems and seeing what’s really negatively impacting us in the world when I need to pick one close to my heart and apply all the things I mentioned above so I can do my part in trying to put these wicked problems to an end. Somatically for a wicked problem, from my understanding it’s putting yourself out there and actually doing the work. After starting the class and doing a little research on my own I got a good concept of a wicked problem. A wicked problem is a problem that can affect everyone around us and possibly the world if we all dont come together as a collective and try to fix it. As for me just getting into the class and getting knowledge of certain things I think I’m moving into the right direction. If everyone had this mindset and applied these factors to their life then we would be on a road to healing and seeing our world go back to a healthier place not only just for us but for our animals and for our food, just for everything to get better. Coming into this class I had no Idea what a wicked problem was, or even heard them two words used together. To understand a wicked problem emotionally will differentiate the person. But when discovering a wicked problem you will know if you really care to do the research and after the research you will know in your heart how you really feel about the problem because you’re not going to feel every problem in your heart and want to be a change to it. That’s ok, you aren’t going to care about everything, because your neighbor may not care about the problem you are so heart felt about and vice versa.

. Finding ways to help physically to put a stop to these wicked problems.

So when the wicked problem is affecting them and not you, you don’t just boast about how you’re living so well and how they have to figure it out on their own, that is what I comprehend when talking about being humble and talking about wicked problems. If everyone could do some self evaluating and see their wrong doings, that would be a step in the right direction. Even in the world now, everyone is not going to agree with everything and that is ok, because what is a world when everyone has the same opinion? Everyone being different is what makes the world go round. I say even if you aren’t passionate about the situation, at least be compassionate and sympathize because what may not be a huge situation for you could be why someone elses world falls apart. In the first prompt I said that everyone isn’t going to have the same reaction to every wicked problem as you do, you may be more passionate about it or vice versa. So when talking about wicked problems I can proudly say I am humble and compassionate when it comes to these situations. When it comes to me, I like to look at myself as being open minded and look at every situation in life from both sides. So when your neighbor is more passionate than you on a wicked problem, I feel there is no need to get disrespectful about it. I feel being humble falls into when someone may have less than you based on society. One can explain why they feel this way and vice versa, you guys can either change your point of view or agree to disagree but do it in a respectful way. That is why I said in the first prompt you have to be open minded when talking about wicked problems and be able to see both sides and not just be one sided cause that isn’t fair to your neighbor or yourself cause now you are blocking yourself from a knowledgeable moment that you may never get back again. Only because you may not be as passionate about the wicked problem as your neighbor doesn’t mean you have to go about it in a disrespectful way. I feel I briefly touched on this in the first part of the prompt. I sympathize with anyone in need or hurting, It’s just my heart especially when they have no control over their situation. I’ve said it in my last prompt above that if everyone would all see things the same we could get this world on the right track and begin to see a more healthier world. But not everyone wants everyone to be equal and that is a sad way to think but most people think like that in the world.

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