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- Monday, 9 July 2012
Catch 22 was a phrase coined in 1961 from a novel by Joseph Heller, and refers to a situation a person is subject to but has no control over. He was referring to the situation at war times when drafted air force fighter pilots were sent on missions facing nearly certain death. The only way they could leave their positions was to be declared insane by a psychologist, however the act of asking for a psych test in the first place to avoid further duty proved their sanity. Referred to as a Catch 22, solving one part of a problem merely creates another problem that leads back to the original issue. In other words, the only options available are bad options. We experience them all too regularly in our lives. How would you respond to any of the below instances?