Problems that are impressive to most of us are too big to solve.
They're a great source of complaint and anger, and our amygdalae are awakened - but fear and anger preclude creativity.
It may be that the problem isn't really that big (we just feel the need to justify our concern and anger by saying it's THAT big).
It may be that we don't have a solution, so we hope our frustration will motivate others to have our experience of exasperation.
It may be that we're competing with other problem-solvers and believe we need to out-unique them and aggrandize our passion.
It may be that we need a bigger problem to justify the time (or life) we plan to expend to solve it.
It may be that the problem is too big to solve because it's not really the problem - it's all the moving parts that combine to overwhelm outsiders and insiders alike.
So, what kind of problem are you solving and is it too big to solve?