I wanted to write an honest book review about a new picture book. The line drawings were cute but not consistent– the main character (an animal) was sometimes drawn with gray-scaled features and at other times just the outline. The author of this fiction book took a few liberties with the character–not that the average reader would be aware of that.
For a number of reasons, it was not a good idea to write such a review–hence an artificial dilemma.
- If I did not write the review, nothing would matter or be changed.
- If I wrote the honest review, feelings would be hurt and people would be upset.
- If I wrote a positive review, only I would know it was not what I meant to write.
Given what is going on in the world, it is ironically nice to have such a simple, even stupid dilemma to waste time on.
Have you ever had an artificial dilemma?