Have Hope Part I of II
It isn't over until you quit.
We’ve placed all of our eggs in the basket of hope.
There’s this ever-present nihilism on the edge of our minds; it’s saying, “the world is going to do what it does, without regard for my life experience, so I’ll get mine, and the rest can fend for themselves...” to be fair, I can’t argue with the logic.
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In recent years we’ve seen the impossible occur:
Global Plague (real or not, it makes no difference, the result was the same)
Riots, Looting, and Martial Law due to the government and states saying we’re no longer enforcing consequences.
Not even the French Astrologer Nostradamus himself could have seen this coming, so I repeat my position that I understand those who’ve thrown in the towel, but I cannot join them. At the end of the day, I have hope, and there are many others out there who’ve also made the choice of refusing to bend their knee; these free minds are working towards a future that we hope can be secured for our future selves and all the generations who follow us.
We’re told there’s no hope to be had, but only those who view the world through a screen would ever believe that. Those living in the “real world” see reasons to resist insanity and hold onto their hope for a better tomorrow. Life presents ample opportunities for one to see that we were meant to live and fight for what we love.
When you look around yourself, observe your community, the children playing, look at the teens falling in love and then getting their hearts broken, parents chasing toddlers, all of it…
This is the human experience; we can’t sacrifice it on the altar of altruism or fear.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Both virtues have been weaponized, like the Atomic Bombs Fat Man and Little Boy dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, altruism is the first bomb dropped on us, “Get vaxxed to save Grandma” and fear was the follow-on for those who didn’t get it the first time, “You’re fired if you aren’t boosted”.
Let’s rewind a minute.
Understand what I said here, “but only those who view the world through a screen would ever believe that (there’s no hope)”.
For you to find the ability to walk the mental path of hope, one which has you believing this walk through life is leading somewhere worth going - you have to integrate yourself into life, nature, people, experiences, and exposure.
You must be where the people, connections, fresh air, sunshine, and other living things are to experience that integration.
The internet is nothing but 1’s and 0’s with some images and surgically precise ads, noises, looks, and feels. While you understand you’re connecting, learning, and expanding your mind by reading the thoughts of others - you can’t literally feel it, and some life lessons can only be experienced through the literal physical presence.
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