It was a question I asked people in my social surroundings, just to learn how they understood this term.
I was surprised at most of the answers:
“I do not want to give up; I am a fighter.”
“Surrender is a method of giving up.”
“I do not know how or why I need to surrender.”
My first impression was that some people don’t understand the real meaning of surrender. I don’t blame them. Just look at Merriam-Webster’sdefinition of surrender: “to agree to stop fighting, hiding, resisting, etc., because you know that you will not win or succeed to someone else.”
I don’t know why this term has a mostly negative meaning.