Most people never experience this anymore (now), even though they did experience it all the time (then).
Huh? What? Exactly.
When you were a child, you didn’t know the meaning of “give up”. And, very rarely, did you ever cave in. But then you became an adult, and you were taught – right, wrong, consciously, subconsciously – to worry about what others think.
And this is a critical lesson to learn, because it is important, but only to a point.