Tuesday, March 23, 2010

In Defense Of Giving Up.

"Never give up!"

That's one of those bumper sticker motivational phrases that people always say as if they just thought of it. It's absolutely a cliché, but is it even good advice?

If people never gave up, how would we get anything done? The grown-up way to look at it is know when to give up, don't hang on too long, but don't give up too easily.

Get used to a life full of ambiguity or you'll burn out young. Accommodation is not a dirty word. It's the grease that keeps the wheels turning.

Giving up doesn't necessarily mean giving in. It may just mean moving on.

1 comment:

Nathaniel said...

Very deep stuff. "Never Give Up" is a bit cliché, but I still get goosebumps every time I hear Jim Valvano's speech at the ESPY's.