Math is the Solution to Our Problems

Math Is The Solution To Our Problems

Living in a culture that is not native to us, we sometimes need help.  We may seek help with cultural discomfort and unexpected stress in professional and personal relationships.  There is a simple psuedo-algorithm that can be applied to problems that can lead to desirable outcomes. I call it, The 1-1-9 or 9-1-1 Algorithm.

Math Is The Solution To Our Problems

Math Is The Solution To Our Problems

I can recall a time when I was advising a couple that were having difficulties adjusting to living in a foreign country.  They came to me with strong complaints about many areas of their life.  I saw two main layers of concern.  The first was within their lifestyle as an expat, there were several environmental differences that seemed to be directly responsible for some of their negative feelings.  Secondly, while carrying out their usual day, there seemed to be difficulties in being able to apply proper words for their feelings thus hampering decision-making and goal-making abilities.  I recommended The 1-1-9/ 9-1-1 Algorithm to them.

Math Is The Solution To Our Problems

The 1-1-9/9-1-1 psuedo-algorithm is G – CS = D1 ; D1/S = ND where ND

After repeating the process, a short time later, step by step, the couple finally reached one of their goals of being able to communicate their cultural discomforts to one another.  The couple would work on other goals using the same algorithm.  Use 1-1-9/ 9-1-1 for help.

 

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Gerald Anthony has a PhD in Counseling and is current President of The Faith Hope and Love Foundation. He enjoys culture, languages, and helping others.

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