Is Hope Good or Bad?

It was a scorching hot day and I was out shopping. Exhausted by the heat, I had also worked up an appetite for biriyani by the time I reached home.

After freshening up, I had a little too much of biriyani which in turn triggered my sleep hormones. I was about to turn on the nap mode and my mum said, “I can’t stand the heat, hope it rains today.”

Suddenly the word ‘hope’ caught my attention and I decided to snooze my nap. I started Googling for quotes on hope to find out how intellects perceived it and this hit me like a bus,

“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”- Václav Havel

Deep down, I always knew that hope stuck with me no matter how lost I was. I started to wonder how I see hope and how it worked in my life.

Most of the time I’m an idealist and I want things to turn out great so much so I have denial about certain things. I call it hope. Truth be told, it’s really denial.

I’ve had my head in the clouds for so long that this quote gave me a whole other realistic perspective on hope. It’s definitely not something dewy-eyed that I hold on to from time to time.

I realized that sometimes I dress up something as hope but, in reality it’s something that I’m not dealing with. The understanding of this gave me hope, as it made me see things through a clear lens. I believe this will definitely help me live an optimistic life.

My new take on hope……

Hope will always be in our life, defining our struggles, achievement, setbacks, and strengths. It can be pleasing as far as the expectation of a desire is pleasant. But, it can also be painful as the desired circumstance is yet to happen or worse may never happen.

Realistic hope will uplift us whereas false hope will only prolong our suffering.

Just like differentiating between good and bad, we must recognize good hope from bad hope. Sometimes opportunities will be disguised in the form of disappointments. To cope with all kinds of uncertainties, hope is the most valuable asset humans have at their disposal.

Even if life has given you pain and suffering, just like the Pandora’s Box, let out the one last thing that remains buried deep inside you. Allow REALISTIC HOPE to follow you and let it heal you from the situations that brought you down.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Dahlia says:

    “Snoozed my nap” nicely put. 😊 And a thought provoking post.

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    1. Anjana says:

      Thank you Dahlia. And I did snooze my nap 🙂

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      1. Dahlia says:

        I wish i could!🙄😆

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  2. Your intellect on hope has flared the embers of hope within me, Anjana. Hope keeps us going every day of our life as we bank on hope to reach and surpass our milestones, to dream and realize, to wake up to another day.
    Loved your thought on realistic hope.

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    1. Anjana says:

      I feel honoured to get such a comment, thank you so much for reading it. 🙂

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      1. My pleasure, Anjana

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  3. Eccentric Muse says:

    Well said, Anjana! Hope is something that I’ll always have.

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    1. Anjana says:

      Yeah, me too 🙂

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  4. That’s so true. “Hope will always be in our life… It can be pleasing as far as the expectation of a desire is pleasant. But, it can also be painful as the desired circumstance is yet to happen or worse may never happen.” Loved this. This was so insightful! Realistic hope does help us to keep fighting, and keep pushing ourselves..

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    1. Anjana says:

      Shweta, thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂

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  5. Rohini says:

    Hi. This is one of my favourite posts.

    Like

  6. HEENA CHUGH says:

    “Hope”, an undying power which has the ability to change the world. It helps a human to develop confidence and build his or her determination and will power.. Hope is not just a word but a strong source is strength

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