Some upsides of sticking when times are tough:

And if you have an elephant to care for, it’s even tougher.

People will look to you when they’re going through tough times.

They’ll ask for your help when they’re in crisis mode. They’ll ask for your advice.

If you run, if you embrace avoidance when things are difficult, you’ll be happier short-term.
Keep running, and you’ll be a disappointing 40-year-old. Keep running and you’ll be a sad 50-year-old. Keep running and you’ll be a pathetic 60-year-old.

It’s better to stick. If you stick, other people will respect you for it. You’ll respect yourself for it. That counts for a lot more than you think.

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