Hope based thinking, wishful thinking. What does this get us? There are a couple of instances in life where I see most people are most desperate. Those instances are centered around earning a living and dying. This is where hope comes in
We hope everything will be okay. We wish things were better, more secure, less worrisome. Everyone wants to be comfortable. Everyone wants to go on living. We constantly think about the near and far future. Even when we say we don’t… we do. It would be abnormal not to.
I see the problem with hopeful thinking is it opens us up for the scam. We want to be financially secure, so we listen to those who promise it. We want eternal life, so we’re open to ideas about it. We want these things and we are apt to put our faith in those who claim to know the way. We can easily get suckered
If we could stop worrying about this stuff we could all lead better lives. The burdensome institutions like schools and churches would disappear. Children would be free to play instead of sit at desks. People would be free to see the world as it is instead of through the lens of stories and make believe.
We would be free to not pretend
Life’s burdens are placed on us by the rulers of this world. It is our fears that allow them access to our thinking. Our hope is an invitation to the slaver