Wicked Problem

Wicked problem

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"Wicked problem" is a phrase used in social planning to describe a problem that is difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize. Moreover, because of complex interdependencies, the effort to solve one aspect of a wicked problem may reveal or create other problems.

I just recently learned of this term. I have a problem without an immediate solution or one that I can see. I am a problem solver and a good friend suggested that maybe it was a wicked problem. I like that term and I guess find comfort that there it is acknowledged that some problems are not readily solvable.