Icaro’s Way

Problem and Solution


The problem seen from the top


The European School of Economics works on the hypothesis that the problem and solution are not opposites but they are, in fact, elements of the same reality. If we were able to rise into our Being, if we were able to rise above ordinary vision we would realize that the solution is not divided from the problem. They are the same thing. The only difference is the levels on which they stand.

The solution is the problem seen from the top.

This vision is what distinguishes a leader.

This discovery is revealing itself to be of huge practical value in the preparation of a new generation of leaders, visionary men, pragmatic dreamers, whom do not believe in the search for an external solution but in their very own capabilities.

«It is your vision, it is your pace that creates the path. A leader does not need to choose a direction because he is the direction, the inventor of the dream that is unfolding itself and that takes on the appearance of reality» (The School for Gods)

These men know that what other commonly call problems are in reality solutions in disguise. There is always a solution, it comes together with the problem, it is one with it, but to reach it we must overcome our conflictual psychology, we must get over lower worlds where any reality cannot but take on problematic forms. Only through passing time, we can identify the solution where before we only saw the problem.

Man searches outside himself. He runs around and looses breath all his life following external solutions, which, in time, transform themselves in problems again, and in this way a ceaseless perverse cycle is formed.

For an unhappy destiny, we will never know that there is nothing outside ourselves and there is no one out there able to help us. As the characters in the tragicomedy of Samuel Beckett we will be endlessly waiting for Godot, believing in a deus ex machina, who can resolve us from the outside. Never realizing that we are the solution.

Like reindeers we run after the fragrance of musk, enraptured by that essence without ever discovering that it is not out of us, but secreted by our own nose.

Man searches for freedom, happiness, love, he searches outside himself but the journey of the prodigal son is not external: it is an internal adventure. It is the journey of man returning to the unity of his Being.

Man ceaselessly tries to regain his integrity, a state of completeness, of interior unity but nothing seems capable to bring him back to his paradise lost.