Hope: The reason we keep living

Most of us, today are the 'hope' of many.

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Everything that is done in this world is done by 'HOPE'. Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Hope is "a feeling of expectation and desire for something to come". When we are hopeful, we are optimistic and believe positive things happen to us and to the world. 

"One day my son would be an officer, one day my daughter would be a successful doctor,and 'I' shall achieve this and that because I'm the only 'Hope' of my parents" are what keeps ourselves and parents stay hopefully alive, looking forward for the success of their children one day or the other, no matter what or who- be it the child of a rich wealthy man, or that of a poor labourer who earn for his daily bread. These are what binds us in life, this are what keeps oiling the fuel of life- to continue living with 'HOPE'. That's all that matters.

There may be tens and thousands of reasons to why we live today, but what really counts when we look deeply into life are these 'hopes' that means and keep parents alive and smiling, striving their best for the success of their children that they would one day be able to own their private car, a large bungalow,a luxurious bedroom  and what not .

This world is full of jealousy and discontenment. Many live each day dreaming only to be among these luxurious living but no to 'enough' people. Nor do they really find the jewel of 'true happiness' because there is never enough and, instead they thirst for more,for more of these worldly luxuries and pleasures. 

Hope structures our life in anticipation of the future and influence how we feel in the present. Hope creates a positive mood about an expectation, a goal or a future situation. Such mental time travel influence  our state of mind and alters our behaviour in present.  The positive feelings we experience as we look ahead,  imagining hopefully what might happen, what we might  attain, or who we are going to be, can alter  how we currently view  ourself.Along with hope comes our prediction that you would be happy and this can have behavioral consequences. 

When there is no hope- when people cannot picture  a desired end to their struggles- they lose the motivation to endure. 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. He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. And it is because of hope that we suffer, and it is through hope that we'll change things. Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Once you choose hope, anything would be possible. 

Most of us, today are the 'hope' of many. And that we live because of the hope that we would someday be  'someone'. Parents 'hope' for the success of their children, children 'hope' to get high percentages and go to reputed colleges, get good job , settle down and live life. Then their children 'hope' to enjoy the best of their life, and so this circle of life with 'Hope' evolves in all spheres of our life, in every generation that has passed, and are to come still. 'HOPE' being the only reason to keep living. 

As Nikki Banas rightly quoted, " If you only carry one thing throughout your entire life, let it be hope. Let it be hope that better things are always ahead. Let it be hope that you can get through even the toughest of times. Let it be hope that you are stronger than any challenge that comes your way. Let it be hope that you are exactly where you are meant to be right now,  and that you are on the path to where you are meant to be. Because during these times, hope will be the very thing that carries you through. "


First Published:Sept. 12, 2020, 11:08 p.m.

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