I must confess that I am addicted to WhatsApp. Every morning, the moment I get up, I turn on my phone to read WhatsApp messages. Today was no different. However little did I know that the message which I was about to receive would put the wheels running in my brain.
Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.
The above line was sent to me by way of a good morning message. And imagine my surprise. This one sentence was stubborn enough not to let me have a peaceful day.
I have been accustomed to this habit of opening my WhatsApp account the very first thing in the morning. But I have never quite understood the significance behind this action.
Hope was already in action without me taking cognizance of the fact.
What was I hoping for? Wasn’t it my heart hanging on to this ridiculous belief that someone might find me important enough to message me in the dead of the night? Wasn’t it my pathetic attempt to find some purpose to begin the day with?
Today I genuinely felt the difference between solitude and loneliness.
Solitude is self-imposed. It is desired. It is welcomed. However loneliness is what I would not even wish on my enemies. (Okay, scratch that. I am evil enough to see my enemies suffer.)
I had always preferred to be left alone. Being an introvert in the extreme sense of the term, this feat was not that difficult to achieve.
However it was only today that I realized that in the attempt of being left alone, I was in fact embracing loneliness instead of solitude.
And this thought scared me out of my wits. Was I actually happy in being left alone?
Yes! A part of me wanted to agree instantly. But then why would I ‘hope’, everyday that at least one single person would find me interesting enough to try seeking me out overnight?
The answer was simple. Actually it could be summed up in only one word.
Hope is the driving force behind our life. Hope is that part which makes us strive towards something. Let it be your desire to achieve intellectual superiority or let it be a stepping stone towards your dream job or it may even be something ridiculously philosophical as the betterment of human civilization; there has to be something which gives you the much needed hope that someday you might live to achieve that goal.
Your desire gives you the purpose to live the life but it is the hope that you might someday actually achieve your desired object that makes this journey bearable.
To sum it up, hope is what makes you live the life to its fullest potential. Thus it is of paramount importance never to loose hope. Hope is the very will to live.
Ever heard such phrases that a man committed suicide because he lost his will to live? This ‘will’ is nothing but hope – the driving force of your life.
However, I believe that it isn’t the absence of hope that pushes a man to the very edge of life. In fact it is quite the opposite.
It is the presence of hope that the life after the death will be much more pleasurable and satisfying which makes death a reasonable price to pay.