Young man standing in the middle of a prairie with his arms outstretched on a sunny day

The Nature of Surrender

Who wants to surrender, to give up? It is practically un-American. We like winners and wish to be winners. Soldiers will fight to the last bullet and even the last man before surrendering, and even then will sometimes refuse to surrender. It is commonly associated with being a “loser” and a “quitter.” Those who do surrender are often characterized…