Quitting »

Gabe Weatherhead, over at Macdrifter:

“Saying no to one thing is saying yes to something else.” I consider that phrase hollow bullshit. It’s so easy to create clever sentences that don’t actually describe our complex existence. It’s harder to consider the underlying frailties of being a person.

Don’t get me wrong, I think there’s something noble in quitting. I’ve always found quitting harder than starting. I can start a thousand new things in a day. I can begin a dozen meaningless and unimportant projects before I even have my first cup of coffee. But quitting generally takes real resolve and comes with real disappointment.