Surviving the World
A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd
Lesson #2800 - Problem-Solving
That's more or less the truth of it. The biggest thing you have to remember is that, in all likelihood, the bigger the problem is, the more people you have who are able and/or willing to help you. So make use of them! But even given all that, you won't be able to do your part if you don't have a clue of how to do your part. So learn from others, teach yourself, do what you need to do so that you can at least start to tackle that giant portion of the solving - because if you know how to do that, others are able and willing to help you tackle it as well. But if you're only able to focus on that final answer, you'll never know how to get there.
Anyway, my Transport students had their final exam today, and this is certainly a view I take on evaluating one's knowledge. It's easy to get the math wrong and be off on that final answer, but knowing the approach will at least get you close. Worth considering.
And holy crap, 2800 of these dumb comics?