by Mr. Mean-Spirited
You might find yourself in many a struggle, but in most battles you will not be victorious. You might complete many an application during your career, but most jobs you will not get. You might have a desire to go to bed with many a cute girl, but most women will not want to fuck you. You might expect your health to suffer many an affliction in the coming decades, but most ailments will not have a cure. You might purchase many a lottery ticket over the years, but most prizes you will not win. You might play many a game to occupy the hours, but in most rounds you will not triumph. You might diligently try to live a happy life, but most days you will see the world for what it is.
It always takes more knowledge of military strategy not to win a skirmish, but to realize when the war is lost. It always takes more courage not to keep fighting, but to admit the fact that you will lose. It takes guts to recognize the odds against you. It takes backbone to accept your limitations. Sometimes you show the greatest bravery when you don’t even bother.