“Hope is a necessary concept”~Anonymous

Hope is a necessary concept? A concept? When I read this I had to scratch my head because a concept is an abstract idea or a general notion. When we hope for something we have an expectation that something good will happen, or we are optimistic about the future. So how is being optimistic an abstract idea or a general notion? What do we hope for?

To start with when we’re young we hope the tooth fairy will leave money under our pillow and that Santa will bring us what we ask for on Christmas Day. As we get older we hope to get good grades, pass our tests and graduate from school. Then we hope that we’ll fall in love, get married, have children, get a job with good income so we can provide for our family we also hope that company we’ve worked at for 5, 10, 20 years won’t close because of bankruptcy or to go out of the country. We also hope our children will have a good, or even better, life.

These don’t sound an abstract ideas or general notions do they?

The bottom line is that without hope we don’t set goals for our future. Yes, hope is necessary to have in life, but make no mistake, if it weren’t for people hoping that their specific ideas and inventions would work, we’d still be reading books by candlelight and using outhouses.

Thought for the day: Never lose hope and never stop dreaming.

***Please be sure to read more of my posts.

I have written on a variety of topics this past year that I’ve had this blogging page. I’ve written about experience, strength and hope, addiction, some of my personal life and, I have even a little bit on political stuff.  Now I’m asking for your help. I want to know what you like to read about.


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