Defeatism, quietism and resignation are manifested in escape mechanisms
which ultimately lead him to “escape” from the requirements of the society.
It is thus an expedient which arises from continued failure to near the
goal by legitimate measures and from an inability to use the illegitimate
route because of internalized prohibitions, this process occurring while
the supreme value of the success-goal has not yet been renounced.
The conflict is resolved by abandoning both precipitating elements, the
goals and the means. The escape is complete, the conflict is eliminated
and the individual is asocialized (1968, pp. 207-208).