There are three ways to “give up”:
- Quitting: to give up on something we know we should continue.
- Moving on: to give up on something we know we shouldn’t continue.
- Acceptance: to give up trying to control things that are beyond our control.
To the outside observer it’s difficult to tell which of these paths another has chosen when they have “given up.” Only the person doing it knows the truth.
Sometimes giving up is the right thing to do. But we need to be honest with ourselves about why we’re doing it.