Quitting at Williams

At some point during our lives, at Williams or beyond, we have to make
a decision that we are taught to fear: quitting. Even the word “quit” summons feelings and associations that are inherently tied to failure or weakness. What is the source of this negative stigma that surrounds opting out of an activity, a group, a team, a class, a relationship, or a school, and what motivates someone to make that decision in spite of the repercussions? A panel of students will talk about their decisions to quit something because they no longer believed that what they were quitting was right for them; for the speakers, their act of “quitting” did not represent a source of shame but rather a source of empowerment. The list of speakers is as follows: Rachel Jones ‘18, Ben Metrikin ‘18, Kevin Hernandez ‘18, Wilfred Guerron ‘17, and Liz Rounds ‘17. Sponsored by the Gargoyle Society.

Goodrich Hall, 2-3:15 pm

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