Schadensbegrenzung (Eintrag in Englisch)
Ever heard of the term "to cut your losses"?
I'm going to cut my losses..let me explain.
I invested roughly 8 years (which is a lot of time..and time is a -> RESOURCE (=spare good) <-) into the following interests: anime, manga, gaming, fantasy and science fiction. But now I want to get a life (because I'm still virgin, no job, no school degree, no friends). Up until now I always thought that I shouldn't totally burn bridges with the interests mentioned above..because what if I get to know a girl who likes anime, manga, gaming, fantasy, sci-fi? Exactly..we would really fit as a couple. That's why I hesitated to stop with the hobby/interests mentioned above altogether. That's why I kept myself up to date with recent anime, manga, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy products (books, series, games, otaku culture, you name it), even though I realized that these interests/hobbies kept me from HAVING A LIFE.
BUT NOW I REALIZED I SHOULD STOP WITH THOSE HOBBIES/INTERESTS ALTOGETHER..I SHOULD CUT MY LOSSES.
LOOK, IF YOU WERE A PORTFOLIO MANAGER AND A STOCK PORTFOLIO YOU INVESTED A LOT OF MONEY IN DID BAD, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? MAYBE YOU'D WAIT A DAY, A WEEK, OR A MONTH AND GIVE YOUR PORTFOLIO THE TIME AND OPPORTUNITY TO RECUPERATE, SO YOU CAN SELL THE STOCKS AFTER THEY'VE RECUPERATED, SO THAT AT LEAST YOU CAN BREAK EVEN. BUT WHAT IF THE STOCK COURSE OF YOUR PORTFOLIO IS STILL DECLINING AFTER A _YEAR_ ? OR 8 _YEARS_?
YES, EXACTLY, YOU WOULD CUT YOUR LOSSES AND SAY: "FUCK IT, I WAS PATIENT ENOUGH, BUT I HAVE TO STOP BEING PATIENT NOW. I HAVE TO SELL NOW AND ACCEPT MY LOSS. IF I DON'T, I WILL REAP EVEN GREATER LOSSES, FOR THE STOCK COURSES ARE STILL DECLINING, EVEN AFTER ALL THIS TIME.
So yeah, I'm gonna cut my losses. I'm gonna stop with anime, manga, gaming, fantasy, sci-fi altogether, BECAUSE HOPING FOR A GIRLFRIEND WHO ACCEPTS AND LIKES THOSE HOBBIES WOULD BE STUPID. I RECOGNIZE MY MISTAKE, AND NOW I'M GOING TO BURN BRIDGES.
Bye anime, manga, gaming, fantasy, sci-fi.