A double bind is a psychological predicament in which a person receives from a single source conflicting messages that allow no appropriate response to be made

  • If a pilot is deemed insane, they don’t have to fly.
  • To be deemed insane, a pilot must request to be evaluated.
  • If a pilot requests to be evaluated, this demonstrates that he must be sane.
  • Therefore, no pilot can ever be deemed insane, and no pilot can get out of flying.

Thus, there is no way to win.