Our biggest problems have no technological solution. We have come through the industrial age, the information age. Now we need to prepare ourselves for what I call the human engineering age and address the relationships which enable societies to work.
What are our biggest problems? Let's make this easier -- what are the top 3 issues in your life you would like solved? List them really quick -- without putting too much thought into it.
So....where does your weight fall into your list? Is it on there is a straight forward fashion or is weight hidden in some other aspect.
We are living in an age where most everyone I know understands what it means when I say "there's an app for that". And yet, technology isn't providing solutions to our problems. But here's what I think is interesting about the quote above -- technology isn't supposed to provide the solutions to our problems -- it is supposed to provide new TOOLS to allow us to solve our problems.
A diet is a tool -- not a solution. Changing your behaviors is a solution.
Weight loss surgery is a tool.
Exercise is a tool.
Mindfulness is a tool.
Special K and Subway are tools -- they are not solutions.
Solutions to our problems come from within us -- when we see the tools available and make use of the ones that seem most sensible to us.
A hammer won't facilitate the installation of a new picture unless you pick it up and swing it. Neither will any weight loss tool work until you put it to work -- you are your own solution.