Addressing the symptom and not the cause

How much time and money is spent on trying to make a symptom go away as opposed to trying to figure out what is causing the symptom in the first place?

You get a headache so you take some aspirin for the headache but you don’t think about what caused the headache.

You fall and land on your wrist and you take an anti inflammatory to make the swelling go away but don’t look to see what caused the swelling in the first place.

Employees are complaining about problems at work so you tell them to stop complaining rather learning what they are complaining about and addressing those issues.

Stop addressing the symptoms and start working on the cure.

Have a great day!