Working on the right problems.

It’s important to work on the right problems. Below is an example of working on the wrong problem. The gentlemen jumping in could have solved the real problem of grabbing the sandals, that problem had value in saving the cost of the sandals. Instead, he solved the problem of getting the stick used to get the sandals back. The stick has no value.

Plenty of people spend their time solving similar problems that equate to fetching the stick, but the same effort spent solving retrieving the sandals would produce more value in the world and be rewarded more.

I thought this video was funny. Perhaps there was context not shown, but on it’s surface it’s certainly humorous.