There is no point trying to run away from problems. They are a part and parcel of life. You can try to hide from them but they will eventually come up to you. And when they do, you would have wished you had address them sooner. Problems are often times painful, inconvenient and uncomfortable. That is why we avoid confronting them as far as possible. But what if instead of running away, we look them in the eye and deal with them. We can start by looking at them as they are, and not anything more or less. We are clear of the situation. We break them down. We find the solutions. We work on them. And hopefully, irregardless of the outcome, we come out of them a better person.