Hope’s empty promise
will not save humanity;
Our intentions will.
Hope, although comforting, in my mind is at best vapid, and at its worst, dangerous. Hope slyly ushers us into a vacuous void that discredits our own potential, where we quietly, obediently wait to be saved. We could call it “Hope’s Waiting Room”. Hope idolizes the super hero who will take pity on our misery and remove us from harm.
Why is humanity playing victim this way? We are magnificent! We are capable of creating the change. Personally, I don’t want my future to hang on the slippery slope of hope, but rather on a solidly grounded foundation of strength of will, a positive vision, and intention to create it. (Oh yes, and let’s not forget the willingness to do the work required!)
How about you?
What would you do if someone told you that you weren’t allowed to grow tomatoes? You may think this sounds like fiction – and in my story it is – but in our very over-regulated world, it could all too easily become reality.
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