Say that a problem presents itself to you. The presentation of a problem, when noticed or articulated, takes on many of the characteristics of a story. Suddenly, you're in chapter two of the "introduction, problem, resolution, conclusion" story, and most of the time the story is compelling enough that you take on the responsibility of protagonist and seek to resolve the problem. However, the other option is to not accept the responsibility of protagonist and to reject the story. To put the book down, to put the problem down, and seek another environment where you don't think that problem exists.
So, how do you decide between these two things? How do you decide whether or not it is better to try to fix the problem or better to leave the context of the problem altogether?