“Hope is distinct from positive thinking, which refers to a therapeutic or systematic process used in psychology for reversing pessimism. The term false hope refers to a hope based entirely around a fantasy or an extremely unlikely outcome.”
There are many views about hope , some thinks it’s useless and it will eventually hurt them even more when the outcome seems less than what they hope for and some thinks it’s essential in life, it becomes a drive for us to live.
“Hope is of all affections the most useful, and contributes most to prolong life, if it be not too often disappointed, but feed the imagination with the prospect of good. They, therefore, who get up and propose some definite end as their mark in life, and continually and gradually advance thereto, are mostly long lived; in so much that when they arrive at the summit of their hopes, and have nothing more to look forward to, they commonly droop, and do not long survive. So that hope appears to be a kind of leaf-joy, which may be spread out over a vast surface like gold” (History of Life and Death Works V. 279, Francis Bacon)
Well I for one, do hope alot haha. Some may be entirely false hopes but WTH so what if i don’t eventually get where i am, maybe i’m just one step behind and there is a hurdle to cross and so this leaves room for more hope in me. And well sometimes u don’t get what u want and the outcome is not exactly what u hope for, I say to myself, maybe this is not God’s plan for me, there’s something better for me out there. You’ll see signs along the way, some saying to u ‘go ahead with your plan’ and some say ‘I don’t think its a good idea, u better stop now’ . You’ll know, when u don’t feel right about it.
I particularly love this French proverb in the Promus, 1472,
“Commence a mourir qui abandonne son desir” (He who forsakes the object of living—his desire—begins to die);
Entirely true, when we lose sight of what we’re living for, what is there to live anymore.
Some awesome quotes to live by:
“You’ve got to believe that God is in control of your life. It may be a tough time but you’ve got to believe that God has a reason for it and he’s going to make everything good.”
“Pray, and let God worry.”
“God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of hope.”
“Learn from yesterday, Live for today and Hope for tomorrow.”
“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise”
“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
When i do posts like this, I do hope that you feel inspired by it and hope it gives u a better hope in life haha. I’m glad that some of my previous posts did cheer some of u guys up, i’ll do my best to keep it going!