It is one thing to be stoic and resolute in the face of adversity and challenges and it is one thing to be fatalistic. There is a difference.
Acceptance and understanding versus just rolling over.
There is also a third category where one simply rationalises to oneself that it is actually for the better, that's the Ah Q way.
Oh well, I observed a few bit of defeatism and self-deception in some people lately.