I’ve come across this blog post from Paid To Exist: The Best Way to Solve a Problem: Give Up
I would say it’s one of the most helpful articles I’ve read.
This is not about motivation. This is not about positivity. “Giving up” is viewed as quite negative indeed.
After reading it I became more thoughtful about my own life. Now I realise there are things I’m doing for the wrong reasons.
I am trying too hard
To satisfy an external image
That I am not.
Maybe life would be simple if we didn’t create problems. If there wasn’t a need to satisfy friends, parents, classmates, colleagues. If you didn’t have to prove to everyone that you were good enough, not even yourself.