Well it makes more sense than no knot and just sliding off the end of your rope down into who knows what? Ooooh scary! I know I have often reached the end of my personal “rope” or ability to cope or deal with a situation or someone causing me stress or upset and I’m sure you have to. What do we do when we reach the end of our rope? Say, “That’s it! I’ve had enough. I can’t deal with this anymore?” However, it’s not going anywhere is it? So, nothing else for it really but to “tie a knot in it” and hang on in there for dear life, until we consider it resolved and consign it to the bin of “past life resolutions” forever.