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Dilemma is a term that comes from the latin dilemma, although its earliest etymology goes back to a Greek compound word that can result by "two premises.
A dilemma is therefore an argument which consists of two proposals contrary and disjunctive (opposite): in granting or denying one of these proposals, it is shown what was to be proved.
In common parlance, dilemma means a problem that can be solved using two solutions, but none of which of the two is quite acceptable or, conversely, of which both are just as acceptable. In other words, by choosing one of the options, the person is not fully satisfied.
What makes dilemma is to put an individual in a situation of doubt, débâtant between two alternatives/options. The dilemma can occur by various issues: Professional, moral, etc. Often, the person struggles between a 'good' pick (what it is supposed to do) and a "sentimental" (what she feels she wants to).
The emergence of dilemmas in everyday life is very common. Suppose that the head of a newspaper asked his publisher to write a note for a sponsor of the journal being investigated for corruption. The journalist, however, had access to evidence proving the guilt of the author. The editor therefore faces a dilemma: obey his leader to keep his job, even if it means lying to readers, or write a note with the truth of the matter, with the risk of losing their job well.