I’ve mentioned in my post about the movie Anon that the detectives appeared to be excited when they had to catch a killer not that easy to catch. This concept is very easy to be seen in the TV series Sherlock where Sherlock Holmes states and shows whenever he got the chance how excited he gets when he has to solve a tricky crime. Of course it’s only movies, but this made me wonder if we sometimes feel the need to have something provoking in our lives either good or bad even though we sometimes know if we cannot “win”.
Life would be very boring without challenges, don’t you think? We would just sit around every day doing the same easy things with no reasons to grow. Could evolution be possible without challenges? Would we grow if we don’t have something to determine us to grow? A great challenge brings a great amount of stress especially if we have no idea how to approach it, so could we grow without stress? It’s pretty interesting if we think about this because we mostly see stress for the negativity that brings into our lives, so the next question is: can stress be positive?
When we encounter a new problem we need to get creative in order to solve it. We need to search and find within ourselves the best strategies in order to solve that challenge. A problem is usually a challenge with the potential of a negative outcome. We usually don’t get excited when we have problems in our lives so maybe if we could label problems as challenges we would have different perspectives about the situations we face. We try to run away from problems because we or someone else gets to have negative feelings along the way and this cannot be good, but it can still determine growth even though we cannot see it in that moment (the loss of a dear one is never “fun” or good, but in the end, it can strengthen the family by opening some eyes about what’s truly important in life).
I think that we need challenges in our lives so we can link some dots that were never there before but which will be from now on. Of course, it would be interesting if we could choose the challenges we face, but that might be a way for us to choose the easiest ones and our evolution might be slower (and probably less stressful and occasionally painful).
Do you think we need challenges in our lives? If so, which ones do you believe to be the most provoking?