saw these words on the cover of the April issue of TIME.
"How to cure cancer?"
I am thinking.....What we should hv been asking is "How to PREVENT cancer!!!!"
The way we approach a problem is very critical in determining the quality/effectiveness of the solutions that we will obtain.
By asking the first question, we have already lost the initiative. No matter how good your solutions might be, it will still be limited by the boundary you set in first place when you first define your problem. In this case, it is still reactive and the patient would still suffer by going thru the various therapies albeit more effective than what we have now.
By asking the second question instead, you shift forward. Your solution scope expands. It becomes more effective and proactive.
On further thought, the reason why they limit themselves by asking the first question could be that they hv some selfish ulterior motive. By preventing cancer, hospitals would lose revenues, doctors cannot get higher pay, drugs companies cannot reap in huge profit, blah blah blah.