It is what it is

Posted On Aug 27 2013 by

A phrase I often hear in my engineering world is “it is what it is.” Meaning, essentially, that we have no control over the issue under consideration and that we must simply work as best we can around it. Most of us can relate. On a daily basis, we encounter any number of problems, some of which we can solve ourselves or with the help of others. Then there are those that fall under the “it is what it is” category. The power goes out all over the city. A storm rolls in. The internet goes out (I know…the horror). …