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August 9, 2011

Quote o' the Day: Just give up

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.


--Maya Angelou, American poet, novelist, civil rights activist

3 comments:

Adam Kao said...

Don't give up. We need you.

Martha Ross, AKA Soccer Mom said...

Hello Adam,
Thanks for the note.

I probably should have provided better context for this quote. No, I'm not giving up, although I want to get better at giving up struggles over things outside of my control. I think this quote speaks to the idea of people surrendering, not resisting certain situations because doing so would just be knocking their heads against a wall. Nothing would be gained, except our own frustration. Angelou, I believe, is saying that it sometimes takes more courage and strength and wisdom to surrender than to not.

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