policy definition I

As stated earlier I define policy as a solution for a societal problem. To be more specific one would have to concede a proposed or attempted solution, since success or even implementation is a different matter.
But for the moment my focus lies on the other part of the definition: societal problem. Does that mean a problem for everyone in a society? Most likely not for everyone, at least not initially (because in the long run a problem not solved might grow in its importance and eventually affect the society as a whole). If we take Europe (or any other democratic society) as an example, it is likely that a majority of citizens is possibly affected by the problem. Or rather one has to say affected by the possible consequences of a problem. Further more we need to be aware that those possible consequences lie in the future. Which is to say (a majority of) citizens have to perceive those consequences as a valid assumption of the future.
Therefore a policy is a solution for societal problem of which a majority of citizens think that its consequences if not solved will affect them.