A common phrase that crosses a person's mind when they've done all they could possibly do and are exasperated and unsure of what to do next. Often times it's thought or spoken with such raw, wrenching emotion that is quite similar to hopelessness.

To not have control over certain things causes great distress and unhappiness more times than not. This can be brought upon many ways; perhaps you've done something wrong and are trying to make up for it but it's not quite working out, or you're desperately in love or infatuation with someone but they refuse to return such feelings, or you've just pulled an all nighter going over the same lines of code repeatedly and can't for the life of you figure out why the damn thing isn't working. Whatever the case may be, slamming something against a table or throwing an expensive object across the room against a wall and screaming, "I don't know what else to do!" can help. A little.

What to do is not always obvious. It's not even obvious whether or not anything should be done at all. Quitting is one option. But is it ever the best option?

Life is hard, and it takes persistence and determination to get through the tough times and stay focused. That all of the pain, frustration, and sadness are worth it in the end is why we live. All things of beauty in the world result from this.

What kind of world would we live in if the caterpillars did no more than lightly scrape the insides of their cocoons and then quit; never putting forth the effort to free themselves and emerge with their beautiful wings each year? Or if the roses and morning glories decided that it took too much hard work for them to bloom?

You're like a beautiful butterfly or a wonderous flower. So fear not the future, because the future will always work out. Please don't quit because the world needs you.

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