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What is CATCH 22 situation?

Asked by Sandeep Sharma, 18 May '08 12:40 pm
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A catch 22 situation is when a person is on the horns of a dilemma to choose between two good things. One wants to have the cake and eat it too. Dictionary of Phrases defines it as a situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently illogical rules or conditions: Catch 22 is an idiom. It is a no win situation. E.g Organizations want people with an experience when hiring but freshers are rarely taken in. Without opportunity to work a fresher cannot gain work experience and without experience, a fresher is not employed. It is a catch 22 example.
Answered by Doctor Know, 18 May '08 12:46 pm

 
  
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Catch-22 is a term coined by Joseph Heller in his novel Catch-22, describing a false dilemma, where no real choice exists. In probability theory, it refers to a situation in which multiple probabilistic events exist, and the desirable outcome is the confluence of these events, but there is zero probability of this happening.
The prototypical Catch-22, as formulated by Heller, involves the case of John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces bombardier, who wishes to be excused from combat flight duty. In order to be excused, he must submit an official medical diagnosis from his squadron's flight surgeon, demonstrating that he is unfit to fly because he is insane. In fact, according to regulations, any sane person would naturally not want to fly combat missions because they are so dangerous. However, by requesting to have one's sanity evaluated, the airman demonstrates that he is in fact sane and therefore is fit to fly because one has to be sane to recognize one's own insanity.

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Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 18 May '08 12:43 pm

 
  
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which came first .the egg or the chicken ? well that is catch-22 situation . the phrase is from a well known novel of the same name by Joseph Heller about happening during 2nd world war.
Answered by krishnan, 18 May '08 12:45 pm

 
  
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caught both way
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 18 May '08 12:45 pm

 
  
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