I was in the car with my dad at 11 in the morning on Sunday. We were to go around my neighbourhood and see if there was anything wrong with the everyday life around us that we usually don’t notice much; issues that are ‘real’ issues, but we’re just too bothered to actually stop and think about them. I got a chance to actually do this in the recent assignment given to us during the previous Karthavyam session.
I had often thought about this issue, even without really ‘thinking’ about it. What I saw, for another billionth time or so in my life, was: people driving on the wrong side of the road.
This might seem like a very petty problem but it can actually develop into a very serious one; it is one of the causes for India having the most number of road accidents every year.
I think all the mindsets required for problem solving will pertain to this.
Optimism/Learning from failure/Ambiguity- Many people may not see this as a very big issue as it might not have affected them personally and we don’t know if we’ll actually be able to solve this issue or not.We don’t know what problems will arise.But the most important thing for us is to never give up hope.’Cause where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Iterate-This issue will not conclude with just persuading a few people to try and drive on the right side of the road.
Creative Confidence-We will need to be confident if we are to solve any issue but creativity is also very important so that we can come up with many different solutions to our problem.
Empathy/Make It-We should not stop with just making the solutions and setting them aside, hoping that someone else will do it or so.If we have come this far, why not go all the way to the very end and see our dream completed?