Been a long coming, yet if teaching "Metacognition", thinking about thinking, thus self-awareness, this is a great step ahead.

-----I do think we always need to see the big picture "Cause and Solution"-----------------

For example ; As a carpenter I see this Scenario daily, maybe a easy way to portray typical situation;" Roof leak",90 percent of the time if it is a structure/home, less then 30 years old it is due to Human error and not material failure, So knowing the Cause is very important to Avoid "Not repeating" only way we evolve is by Learning from "What didn't Work". The Solution can often be quite easy, if We can stop repeating the Core Problem

 Are you problem-focused or solution-focused?

                " Life is a spectrum. Introverts vs. Extroverts. Optimists vs. Pessimists. Jocks vs. Nerds. And all but a few of us fall somewhere between the two extremes.

                  Another, though less often discussed spectrum, is related to problem solving. The two extremes here are whether you are problem-focused or solution-focused.


Problem-focused individuals are really good at identifying what the problems are and where they are causing difficulties. They have the capacity to analyze a situation, and figure out where the breakdown is occurring.

But what happens to individuals who are at the extreme end of the problem-focused spectrum? You probably know some of these individuals. They tend to see only the problems, and some see problems where there are none.

Solution-focused individuals, on the other hand, are better at solving problems. They are really good at identifying interventions or strategies for resolving issues that are at the root of the problem.

But too much of this can be a problem as well. When all you can see are solutions, you often fail to see the real problem. If the check engine light is on and it is annoying you, the easy solution is to remove the bulb. But, of course, this does not solve the real problem, it only solves your immediate discomfort.

The differences between problem-focused and solution-focused individuals often arise in our relationships. If both partners are somewhere in the middle of the problem vs. solution spectrum, they are good at finding AND solving problems. But if one or both are at either end of the spectrum, difficulties can arise.

Consider a couple where one of them only see only the problems. Every day, she talks about that day’s problems. Every day, she complains about the problems and ruminates over the distress caused by the problems. Yet, when her partner attempts to identify a solution, all she can see are the problems associated with that possible solution. It is a never-ending cycle filled with “yeah, but” and “nope, that won’t work.”

On the other hand, perhaps one of the partners is only solution-focused. In this case, he is always offering a solution. Although this may, at first, sound good, there are times when the other person just wants a chance to vent her frustrations or to share her feelings about something. But to the solution-focused person, every problem she brings up must have a solution. Instead of offering an understanding ear (and heart), he offers solutions.

In either scenario, the relationship is strained and sometimes buckles under the weight of stress and discord. Neither partner is having his or her needs met and both are becoming increasingly frustrated. If you are in such a situation, talk with your partner. Share with him/her that there is a problem with how you — as a couple — manage problems. Talk openly about your differences. These differences are not easily recognized, because they are rooted in your life experiences. Quite often, they are also gender-based. Women are more apt to discuss the problem and how it makes them feel. Men don’t care, they just want to solve the problem and move on. If she wants to explain how she feels, he becomes impatient. If he just wants to solve it, she becomes impatient.

These differences are not easy to recognize or to change. So seek help from a professional if you cannot work it out together. There is a solution to this problem, but we must first identify the problem and accept that there is a solution. Both sides of this spectrum have to come together to resolve these issues.

— Dr. Berney, a licensed psychologist with Psychological Associates of Central Florida in Lakeland, is a national speaker and the co-author of “Handbook for Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child.” You can hear Dr. Berney on his podcasts, “The Mental Breakdown” and “The Paedeia Education Podcast” on iTunes.


Problem-Focused and Emotion Focused Coping


Note at 5:20 into video Eric Pearl brings up ; Result Oriented verse Process Oriented

I think due to our pace, "Wanting something Now" culture, we have over-looked the Process of how most thing occur, just as we want the "Solution Now, who cares about how it happened", mind-set we don't have time for that!, Have we stopped to ask "Why we are in such a Hurry?"

For beating any Addiction, Delayed gratification, is most helpful to study and embody as our old ways are Addicitions

,no matter if it a old way of learning, thinking etc,  our Ego is holding onto any Old Way of doing

We must Remember until just recently (last 10 years) our schools, whole education system has been teaching the "Banking Method", teaching us to be more or less machine like, So it is not a threat to admit, " I just was never taught "

I personally favor "Inquiry-based learning-Metacognition " type learning

Inquiry-based learning


Inquiry-based learning (also enquiry-based learning in British English)[1] is a form of active learning that starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios—rather than simply presenting established facts or portraying a smooth path to knowledge. The process is often assisted by a facilitator. Inquirers will identify and research issues and questions to develop their knowledge or solutions. Inquiry-based learning includes problem-based learning, and is generally used in small scale investigations and projects, as well as research.[2] The inquiry-based instruction is principally very closely related to the development and practice of thinking skills.-Wikipedia