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Enough is enough April 13, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 9:43 pm

There comes a time when you’re losing a fight that it just doesn’t make sense to keep on fighting. It’s not that you’re being a quitter, it’s just that you’ve got the sense to know when enough is enough. (from Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis)

I’m curious what your thoughts are on this, readers? I’ll share mine after you share yours. 😉

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2 Responses to “Enough is enough”

  1. Amy Says:

    The key word in the quote is “losing.” My first thought is of parents of young cancer patients. It is often literally called a “fight.” And you use poisonous methods as your weapon. And when there’s relapse and after relapse, or even no remission, you have to stop fighting because it’s just as poisonous to the good side (the parents and child) as the bad side (the cancer).

    And then there’s regular word fights between people, and those are similar. At some point it’s doing you more harm than good to be fighting.

    But are there things worth fighting for that you just don’t ever give up on? Slavery, poverty, disease, and other injustices? I guess there are fights that will never be won, but you don’t have to consider that “losing.” So on an individual level, sometimes it’s time to stop fighting, and let someone else take over, or step back and evaluate and do it differently. It’s still worth the fight, because there are small wins (for one family), but maybe never a complete win (for the world).

    • Kristi Says:

      Amy, your thoughts parallel my own. Thank you for sharing. I still plan on reposting this quote with some commentary when I get a chance.


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