What Is Stuck?


Stopped dead in its tracks, unable to move or stop, or otherwise fixed in place. Examples of objects that get stuck are a jar lid, a car in traffic, or indecision. The word “stuck” comes from the Old English root stician, which means to pierce or remain fastened. While the verb “stick” is often used to describe a person or object, it can also describe situations in which we are stuck.

Sometimes people get stuck in situations, lies, and arguments. The other party may have a valid point, but the person can’t move forward. Some people use drugs to achieve a stuck state, which they describe as a kind of nirvana. Drugs give drug addicts an intoxicating feeling and the user is in total control of everything. But this can be a slippery slope. Once you find yourself stuck, you’ll probably never be able to escape.