I was fiddle-farting around on Hulu recently, and noticed one TV series in particular I have never watched. Catch-22!
Curiosity being what it is, I suddenly became more interested in the significance of what’s actually a term, as opposed to the way somebody is using it as a title.
Understanding something, and one’s interest (or the lack of) go together, don’t they?
By the way, I still haven’t watched the series, but as you can see, I’ve snagged the term for today’s blog post.
You’ve caught that by now haven’t you? Any thoughts?
The definition of a Catch-22 is a situation in which there is no good solution or resolution possible because of the way in which the factors of the solution relate to each other.
The term was coined by Joseph Heller, who used it in his 1961 novel Catch-22.
An example is: “How can I get any experience until I get a job that gives me experience?”
Another example: ‘is the idea that you have to have money to make money.’
Other pictorial examples are as follows:
One of my favorites:
Do you have any?
Well, there you have it people. Here’s the catch.
I only caught some. Some I did not.
Which One’s Did You Catch???