Do you have problems? Too many problems? Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone else solve your problems for you?
It sounds so good, but often, other people’s solutions do not take into account your needs. Such solutions often become problems themselves.
I had a couple of problems, ah, solutions from the Student Union at my alma mater.
Just before I started attending, they started requiring medical insurance of students. If you did not already have medical insurance, you had to get some through them. This was not in any of the material that I had gotten about costs of attending, and I found out about the requirement only by accident. When I asked how much it would cost, because I needed to know for my funding application, they could not tell me. It delayed my funding application for two to three weeks until I did find out. Their solution was a problem for me.
A second one was when they decided that students should be required to get bus passes. I could not opt out, because I did not meet their gracious requirements for this: one had to live where there was no bus service. I had organised my life so that I rarely had to take the bus; namely, I lived across the street from my alma mater. No matter. I could not opt out of the $40 charge and neither could students who lived in dorms on campus!
That semester, I made one roundtrip bus trip. Without the pass, it would have cost me four dollars, so I had a net loss of $36. It is interesting that the fall semester after I graduated, when I took one course, I used the pass far more. When I was working on my diploma, I did not have the time to make lots of bus trips. Another solution became a problem.
I expect that there were students who benefitted from each of the solutions, but I sure did not.
If you have ever had someone curse you out for your help, maybe you really did not help after all. Consider it before enforcing a solution on someone.