New York Times Opinion: It’s Quitting Season

Excellent video opinion piece by Lindsay Crouse and Kirby Ferguson (of Everything is a Remix fame).

Winners never quit, and quitters never win. We Americans are told some version of this again and again. Our country wasn’t built on quitters. As Bible-loving Americans, we were taught that perserverance is virtuous, and this message finds us everywhere we go — even when we try to escape into fantasy. We demonize quitters. We think they’re pathetic. What if sometimes quitting isn’t cowardly at all, but smart? What if we’ve been wrong about quitting our entire lives?

This is an excellent, thought-provoking video.

Without a doubt, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win” is perhaps the most fallacious thing we were ever taught as kids.

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