We are often taught the power of strength, the power of perseverance, the power of going on and on, the power of not giving up. To persevere for a cause is good. But to persevere in an argument is weakness. When you persevere in an argument, you show that your opinion and your ego matters more than the human relationship. You want to prove you are right. You are not willing to let go. You are now going to be labelled as difficult to get along with. Because you are not flexible, you don't adapt, you don't accept.
Giving up is strength!
Giving up is not weakness!