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There are constructive dilemmas and destructive dilemmas. An engineer or a scientist working on a mathematics and physics problem might very well be facing a constructive dilemma. Either choice will have favorable consequences, and the outcome will still be more or less optimistic for the intended goal.
Are you in a destructive dilemma? That is a problem offering two possibilities, neither of which is acceptable or preferable. Your “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” One in this position has got traditionally described as “being on the horns of a dilemma,” neither horn being comfortable. “Between a rock and a hard place,” since both objects or metaphorical choices are rough.
If you face a dilemma, there is a chance it was self-created from one’s action or inaction about getting something accomplished in life, thus creating difficulty. A decision will have to be made, face the dilemma head-on and decide what the options are to turn the dilemma into something good and productive. The alternative, live with the consequences.
If your dilemma got created by something you have done on your own, retrace your steps and review your actions. You might very well be able to ‘take the bull by the horns and solve the dilemma without suffering severe consequences. One good thing about a dilemma, it can be one of the best learning experiences man can ever find himself in. You might say dilemmas are all part of life’s learning process.