Fever, body aches, shivering, and weakness- each of these symptoms can individually be treated and solved during Malaria. But each of them shall keep on recurring again and again till the Malarial Plasmodium Vivax doesn’t get decimated with Quinine (medicine). Ditto for a lot of other things in our lives!
The irritability of your husband / BF is the symptom. The problem is something else.
Your child doesn’t listen to you is the symptom. The problem is something else.
The pain in your back is the symptom. Loss of sleep is the symptom. Eating a lot is the symptom. Obesity is also a symptom. Problem in each of these cases is something else (& it is growing silently).
Loneliness is a symptom. Problem is your weak will power to engage with ‘so much else that could be done’. Mobile phone addiction is a Symptom. Problem is –‘You are using that phone to battle your loneliness’.
Rahul Gandhi is just a small & cute Symptom. Problem is something else 🙂
Your salvation from the issues which plague you lies in your attacking the problem head on. And you can do that by ‘Catching the Early Signs’ (Blogpost)
Just randomly treating / assuaging the symptoms will be of no help. Unfortunately majority people do the latter only.
Are you solving the Problem or its Symptoms? Get your myopic vision right before it gets too late & the problem turns more complicated.