“Don’t Worry, You will succeed”
“Tomorrow will be a bright day. It will bring peace, prosperity and happiness into your life”
“There is light at the other end of the tunnel”
“There is a dawn after dusk”
And the list goes on and on…
For ages now, we have been hearing these words from different people, in different situations, at different places. These very words, they say, give hope. They say, hope gives one strength to fight. They say, “Hope is the only Rope in life.” But is it all true? Is hope a good thing?
To be very honest, I don’t know. Do you?
The dictionary defines Hope as : Hope is the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life.
It’s a belief. The question remains though, does it do us any good?
Let me tell you, this belief is very powerful. It can do a lot of harm too. Hope can make us believe that at the end of everything, it will all be fine. It will all go back to normal, when in reality, that might be a far-fetched fantasy.
Hope can be disastrous. This is how:
The belief that there will be a bright day tomorrow, can lead us to expect. And, these expectations might not be fulfilled. If that happens, and we can’t face the disillusionment, we could go into depression. As we can all see, the result is the total opposite of what was desired.
In a nutshell, hope might be a good thing, since hoping helps people to not lose heart, to be patient enough to wait and see the result. BUT. It can also lead to ends which are dreadful and undesirable. So watch out! As the saying goes, too much of anything is bad. And hope is no exception.