The Same, Kin, or Different?

Is resignation the same as surrender?
I have pondered this question on and off for years

Resignation conveys to me a weariness
Even a learned helplessness
An acceptance based on the belief that nothing will change
Regardless of effort, no matter how strenuous
An acceptance arrived at after much fruitless effort

Surrender, on the other hand
Suggests a yielding
A letting go
Even a making room for different
It can come after resistance
But originating, not from fear or weakness
But clarity and strength

How do you view them? As the same, kin, or different?


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