On Giving Up

That moment when someone looks up at a night sky with glistening stars and moonlit rays, to an illuminated solar lit sky of warm reds and violets, they contemplate what they have done in their life that lead them up to that actual point of failure in their current state where they say, “Why have I given up?”

Why is it in our nature that giving up is so wrong and shown in negative point of views? Can societies see this as failure? A person that does not want to continue to persevere over their task that they themselves have failed to achieve knows when they cannot continue. Does that come from a lack of education? flourishing of ignorance or fear of success? How about an illustration of that person’s peers indulging in that person’s inevitable failure that makes failure seem like a likely cause of action? These assumptions are simply that, an assumption that letting a task go unsuccessfully results in negativity and a premise that failure is negatively charged. Groups of people in a midst of a task tend to huddle around like minds like doe in heat. They all are achieving a common goal of preserving over a task and only a few may survive in a successful outcome. Others are awaiting success or failure, while some others have already made up their minds destined to be proven correct or incorrect when that task is completed successfully.

If we look at adolescent and pubescent culture, this is very pronounced with a very certain community of “Bully and sheep,” similar to a story of “David and Goliath.” David slays the giant while others watch and cast judgement even before such a task is completed. This can go for primary school children. There is always a show-off student who excels in all tasks physical and there are other students who have excelled mental capabilities. They can both receive very good grades in their coursework in which they show great prowess, but take them out of their comfort zone and they run a risk of “Giving up.” As students, we would not take any account into dialectic analysis but only to first laugh at that student for such a failure if given a chance. In some rare cases, a student can luckily excel at both tasks or by sheer luck win at their weakness. Why do we suppose that is?

With this reading, we paint a very true picture of an art of giving up and how it relates to failure very closely. We as people often fail to reinforce a person for attempting to achieve a task by falsely implanting seeds of content and failure unless we as antagonists already have experience with that task. Now, how is that so? If we already have done such a task, then we know an outcome and difficulty. If we know both of them, then a level of effort can be measured and enacted to completing such a task. Is that not so? However some antagonists with a poor understanding for human compassion can often lead with an iron fist and allow that person to fail, weather it be for reason or entertainment. A father to a son teaching? How about a bully to a victim where that victim failed? Finally a group of on lookers?

We all have been there, “OH! I Give Up!” We never really ask our selves why, instead of angerly or frustratingly stomping away to cool off. Often times returning with that same mind, only making situations worse. If an evaluation was to be done on our virtues at that point in time, we could come up with several minor reasons why we did not successfully complete that task. Only one should really stick. How do you suppose that is? Why do we feel so awful after we give up? Often some with a clear mind return only to find a way that worked for that situation and are able to complete it. Mind you, in this situation, no one else was around. Things change when others are watching.

Is it okay to Give up? That depends on circumstances. Honest and Humble justification always is better than a fallacy.

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