For anything to be repaired properly, 'short term fixes' can't be applied. They might offer remedial help but rarely provided permanent solutions. Unless we want to keep returning to a problem that needs resolving, we need to take action that has longevity attached to it. You know what you could do in the short term to improve an area of your world – but do you really want to have to return again in the near future to re-address it? That's what needs questioning now.