The Dilemma of Shattered Hopes
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things and no good thing ever dies!
~ The Shawshank Redemption
It’s true. Hope is a good thing and maybe the best of all things, but no good thing ever dies seems a bit of exaggeration. Maybe it’s all about perceptions and views, which change as and when we further in time. Cause good things do come to an end rather they come to an end a bit harsh I would say. To state an example is – when you start wondering about the dream school, dream college, dream degree, dream job, dream love – you invest a lot of your time into those dreams. Every morning it adds a smidgen of joy into your life and that brings a smile on your face making it look radiant. And I don’t think that it’s just the time and effort we value, it’s about the hope we invest into it and the dreams we associate it with. So, when you lose that dream college or degree or job or love, that piece of hope is shattered somehow, and you crumble down ugly. The dreams you had associated with it now looks blurry and the smile on your face fades. Somewhere the very reason you were looking forward to your morning goes away and there that one good thing you had invested so much of your energy into dies and so does the hope.
Hope is one of the most convoluted topics in the history of mankind I feel. It is not at all easy to comprehend. I remember when the mission Chandrayaan-2 failed by just about 5 percent, dreams were shattered but at the same time the failure gave hope to many others to try for something marvelous. We are proud of you ISRO was trending on Twitter. Same was the case of Mission MOM (Mangalyaan). The sheer lack of hope of people in our scientist community to built something that significant up-heaved their determination to not only achieve it but also to make it the cheapest Interplanetary Space Mission in the world. So, maybe it isn’t about the loss of hope. Maybe it is about how we cope with it and what we do after we get a hit. Maybe it is about whether we dodge or bite the bullet. Maybe when the actor said that no good thing ever dies, he was trying to say that it changes its form. It breaks you down on one hand but makes you stubborn to do better on the other. Maybe human nature is as such that we look for the greater good after an initial hit, we channel our sorrows in order to find happiness in different ways, with different angles. Maybe we keep associating us with different ideas of dreams because that’s the only way of life we know. Maybe it’s all about how we survive?
So, Maybe, Maybe, Hope is the only thing humans know in the face of adversities which shatters them and strengthens them at the same time. Which pushes them to do better for themselves after it had pulled them down. Maybe, it’s a never-ending game of a see-saw!