5 Times You Should Quit Working On Your Goal And Walk Away
Quitting doesn’t mean you’re a loser. In fact, it often takes incredible mental strength to walk away from a goal you’ve set for yourself. Here are five signs you should give yourself permission to quit working on your goal:
“I saw this bumper sticker in the parking lot of “The Morning Answer” today at KRLA 870 today. It demonstrates once again that America’s moral and educational system are completely bankrupt. Bernie Sanders is a self-professed democratic socialist who believes that we should be allowed one type of deodorant. Here is one of his followers driving a 2006 car that still sells used for nearly $20,000 depending on mileage.
We have been blessed in the United States to benefit from the system implemented by our forerunners. That system – capitalism – has brought us prosperity and wealth beyond the world’s imagining. Not redistribution of wealth. Not class warfare. Not leveling achievement and rewarding failure.
Only two types of people embrace Bernie Sanders in the United States: the never successful, and the children of people who benefitted from America’s non-socialist system. The latter grew up in privilege because of all the policies they reject. They’re like architects who marvel at ancient structures, then immediately begin chipping away at the foundations because they want to build new stories on top. They’re destined to implode the very system that gives them the freedom and luxury to be this stupid.”
The general lesson is that if some part of government fails in its function, it will most likely be given greater funding and power. Of course, the purpose of this is not to reward failure; the thinking would be that more money and power will enable the agency to solve the problem. But the effect is that government grows when social problems grow, and thus it is not in the government’s interests to solve society’s problems.
Michael Huemer, The Problem with Political Authority
What kinds of reward can failure offer us? Perhaps most obviously, failure allows us to escape the punishing norms that discipline behavior and manage human development with the goal of delivering us from unruly childhoods to orderly and predictable adulthoods. Failure preserves some of the wondrous anarchy of childhood and disturbs the supposedly clean boundaries between adults and children, winners and losers.