Overcoming suffering, hope defined, & the trail of causality

“I would rather lose in a cause that will someday win, than win in a cause that will someday lose.” – Woodrow Wilson

Sometimes, I just want to give up. Forget all the BS that comes as an association of life, and just move on from the world. Sometimes, I feel like our work and effort into making things better is for nothing. Sometimes, I see people act one way around me, and a different way when they think I am no longer watching.

Sometimes, I think of the cause we fight for… will it be worth all the work in the end? Is this cause we’re fighting for going to one day be dust in the wind? Will our efforts be remembered? Will our heartaches and tragedies be re told by our grandchildren, yet in the form of digital-era mediums? Or will our hard work, sweat, blood, and tears just blend in with the dynamic globe we call Earth and forever be distinguished by distinguished men who make the truth for themselves?

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

So what happens when all hope is lost? When rankings by others pushes us deeper into the abyss, even if they are factual and supported claims. What is hope anyway? Is it a feeling we get when we wish for something we want? Or is it a word that describes a falsity of reality? Do we have hope for ourselves, others, or both? We can get our hopes up, but what about getting our hopes down? Why is it everyone hopes for the best, but no one hopes for the worst?

Disappointment, something I’ve been feeling much about the city we live in. Do I hope for the best? Is that all we can do?

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller

Suffering, the epitome of almost half the globe. Kids are starving, women are harassed in ways I do not wish to mention, men terrorize with power. So who is overcoming the suffering? Is it those with hope, who are frequently disappointed? Is it those who fight for a cause that will ultimately lose in the end?

There is a severely unbalanced reality in the world.

Too many of us are suffering > not enough of us are overcoming



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