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“Giving Up” Is Not Synonymous With Failing

“Giving Up” Is Not Synonymous With Failing

Sophie Coffey

“Giving up” is not a phrase that we tend to view with pride or admiration. Instead, the infamous taste of “failure” often appear to drip from every syllable.

But we have not always treated it this way.
Been there, done that, gave it up!
Looking back, we have been giving things up for years. As infants we gave up activities such as sucking our thumb or daytime naps (though there are some days when I wouldn’t mind reintroducing said naps!). Then as enthusiastic primary school students, it was...

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