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False hope

According to the Oxford dictionary, wish is defined as ‘ feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen’. Whilst hope is defined as ‘a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen’. However, when you are clinging onto false hope, then it is just as bad as wishing for something that will never eventuate. For example, if you were a concubine thinking that one day your man will marry you. Or that you can lose 10kg without any effect on your part. Or that you will win the lottery.
 
That’s why we need reality checks. To bring us back to the real picture, not what we have conjured up in our heads. Even if it is the harsh truth, you would rather know than be blinded by the perfect world you have painted yourself or the pretence that others offer you to hold onto dearly.
 
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  1. September 16, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Thanks for the perspective!
    Really applies to my life

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