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HOPE is worse than FEAR...

 
AnneFranksDrumKit
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HOPE is worse than FEAR...
I took the following famous quote from the movie “Dune,” and changed it up a bit.

Why? Because it’s a message that is NEEDED for a time such as this. I’m afraid the next couple of weeks will be a rude awakening for truth loving people. Read the following carefully:

“I must not hope. Hope is the mind-killer. Hope is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my hope. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the hope has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

HOPE IS WORSE THAN FEAR.

By its very nature, Hope paralyzes you by letting you think it will get better in the future. (i.e. If you just hold on, something/someone will save you and make your situation better).

Hope puts all the responsibility on SOMEONE ELSE.

Fear will at least lead to fight or flight...some form of ACTION. But, not Hope.

You see it all the time...People stay in shitty situations, enduring pain and misery because of the HOPE their spouse will change, the HOPE that someone will act on their behalf, the HOPE that God will eventually answer their prayers and make things better. Hell, the Lottery is a multi billion dollar business based on sheer HOPE.

I've learned in life that "Hope" is a waste of time. Hope can blind you to the testicle crushing pain of reality. It paralyzes you into a state of inaction, when, in truth, you alone are the one who must take action to change your life.

Do not hope.

Stare reality in the face and deal with it. With your brains, your hands, and your heart, embrace the challenges you face in every aspect of your life.

YOU have the power to change your life, and in turn, together with others with the same mindset, change the course of our nation.

YOU taking charge of YOU is what is needed at this time.

Don’t betray yourself waiting around for Hope...

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nailedit

One of my favourite sayings:

Hope is the non acceptance of the current reality.

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If you read the accounts of people who were fucked and later they were recused they will tell you if they had given up on Hope they would not have keep themselves going.


Sometimes unlikely events occur. If you do not stick it out as long as you can you will never witness them.
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What can a single water molecule do to affect a change in the glass of water? Nothing. That is, until the collection of molecules reaches the threshold of a phase transition. Then one water molecule can position itself just right amongst its nearest neighbors and the change rips right through the whole glass in an instant.

Be that water molecule. When the time is right you will know it. Fear and hope are irrelevant. Just be a catalyst for change in every way conceivable to you.
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Fear keeps us grounded.
Hope keeps us blinded.
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Hope is all we got
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"Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane."
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What a crazy post! Very sorry, but couldn't disagree more.

Hope doesn't hold a person back, fear does. Fear is paralyzing.

Fearless and hopeful keeps you ahead of the game and drives success.


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What a crazy post! Very sorry, but couldn't disagree more.

Hope doesn't hold a person back, fear does. Fear is paralyzing.

Fearless and hopeful keeps you ahead of the game and drives success.

rockon
 Quoting: ~Sloane~

I agree with you to a certain extent.

I think we are possibly talking about the same idea, but looking at it from different lenses.

I stated: "You see it all the time...People stay in shitty situations, enduring pain and misery because of the HOPE their spouse will change, the HOPE that someone will act on their behalf, the HOPE that God will eventually answer their prayers and make things better. Hell, the Lottery is a multi billion dollar business based on sheer HOPE."

I guess the question should be, "In WHAT are you placing your Hope?"

The vast majority of Hope in the world is waiting for someone/something to change the situation for the better.

THAT kind of hope sucks balls, and will leave a person in the same unchanging situation until they die."

Now, Hope in YOUR ABILITY to grit it out, to fight to change, to trust in your heart to lead you to the right place...THAT KIND OF HOPE is a game changer.

As an individual YOU are your only hope. Not someone else.

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If you read the accounts of people who were fucked and later they were recused they will tell you if they had given up on Hope they would not have keep themselves going.


Sometimes unlikely events occur. If you do not stick it out as long as you can you will never witness them.
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Agree 100%.

Like I stated in the post above, it's WHAT you're hoping in that can make or break your situation.
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I took the following famous quote from the movie “Dune,” and changed it up a bit.

Why? Because it’s a message that is NEEDED for a time such as this. I’m afraid the next couple of weeks will be a rude awakening for truth loving people. Read the following carefully:

“I must not hope. Hope is the mind-killer. Hope is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my hope. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the hope has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

HOPE IS WORSE THAN FEAR.

By its very nature, Hope paralyzes you by letting you think it will get better in the future. (i.e. If you just hold on, something/someone will save you and make your situation better).

Hope puts all the responsibility on SOMEONE ELSE.

Fear will at least lead to fight or flight...some form of ACTION. But, not Hope.

You see it all the time...People stay in shitty situations, enduring pain and misery because of the HOPE their spouse will change, the HOPE that someone will act on their behalf, the HOPE that God will eventually answer their prayers and make things better. Hell, the Lottery is a multi billion dollar business based on sheer HOPE.

I've learned in life that "Hope" is a waste of time. Hope can blind you to the testicle crushing pain of reality. It paralyzes you into a state of inaction, when, in truth, you alone are the one who must take action to change your life.

Do not hope.

Stare reality in the face and deal with it. With your brains, your hands, and your heart, embrace the challenges you face in every aspect of your life.

YOU have the power to change your life, and in turn, together with others with the same mindset, change the course of our nation.

YOU taking charge of YOU is what is needed at this time.

Don’t betray yourself waiting around for Hope...
 Quoting: AnneFranksDrumKit


You fucking cunt...i have watched dune myself and read the book...and its fear thats the mind killer...hope is the only thing that keeps people going...
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fucking unreal...changed fear to hope to fuck with you...

what a twat...
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I took the following famous quote from the movie “Dune,” and changed it up a bit.

Why? Because it’s a message that is NEEDED for a time such as this. I’m afraid the next couple of weeks will be a rude awakening for truth loving people. Read the following carefully:

“I must not hope. Hope is the mind-killer. Hope is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my hope. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the hope has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

HOPE IS WORSE THAN FEAR.

By its very nature, Hope paralyzes you by letting you think it will get better in the future. (i.e. If you just hold on, something/someone will save you and make your situation better).

Hope puts all the responsibility on SOMEONE ELSE.

Fear will at least lead to fight or flight...some form of ACTION. But, not Hope.

You see it all the time...People stay in shitty situations, enduring pain and misery because of the HOPE their spouse will change, the HOPE that someone will act on their behalf, the HOPE that God will eventually answer their prayers and make things better. Hell, the Lottery is a multi billion dollar business based on sheer HOPE.

I've learned in life that "Hope" is a waste of time. Hope can blind you to the testicle crushing pain of reality. It paralyzes you into a state of inaction, when, in truth, you alone are the one who must take action to change your life.

Do not hope.

Stare reality in the face and deal with it. With your brains, your hands, and your heart, embrace the challenges you face in every aspect of your life.

YOU have the power to change your life, and in turn, together with others with the same mindset, change the course of our nation.

YOU taking charge of YOU is what is needed at this time.

Don’t betray yourself waiting around for Hope...
 Quoting: AnneFranksDrumKit


You fucking cunt...i have watched dune myself and read the book...and its fear thats the mind killer...hope is the only thing that keeps people going...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79739276


No shit, dumbass. I gave credit to the famous "fear" quote in Dune. I said I changed it to bring attention to the FACT that Hope in others acting on their behalf can paralyze people into inaction.

Sorry you don't have the mental ability to embrace a concept for the point of analyzing it.

The "fucking cunt" opening statement in your post was a nice touch, though...

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Hope is all we got
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If that is true, then we are totally fucked.

I think we have MORE than just that.

I think we have ACTION.

We have COURAGE.

We have the goodness of our hearts leading us to the way we need to go.

I'll take those things over just hoping someone will come along and make our situation better, whether it's God or those we place in Government...
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hope in one hand
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hope in one hand
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BINGO!

See which one fills up first...
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Hope won't change a thing
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Don't fear hope OP, don't fear hope.
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Ultimately, we are motivated and sustained by both hope and fear.
Everything I've ever posted on GLP, or on the internet in general, is to be taken as role-playing for entertainment purposes. I've never divulged my true beliefs.
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Hope and fear bump...nice dialogue hf
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In trading hope or hopium will make you loose money. Fear of loosing money and strategy are your best assets.
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hope in one hand
 Quoting: Dogfood™


BINGO!

See which one fills up first...
 Quoting: AnneFranksDrumKit


It's actually wish, anyways, there is always hope especially for those of us who know the Creator of all things, Jesus.

Many songs about hope in Jesus and there's good reason for that. This world will always beat you up and kick you when you're down but when you know Jesus that's where you gain the strength to carry on knowing that you'll never taste death and live on into eternity because of faith in Jesus Christ is soooooo encouraging.
Life is short
Death is sure
Sin the cause
Christ the cure!
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"Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane."
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I hope you're right but I'm afraid you're wrong.
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Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well.
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Moral of the story is that life blows...
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hope in one hand
 Quoting: Dogfood™


BINGO!

See which one fills up first...
 Quoting: AnneFranksDrumKit


It's actually wish, anyways, there is always hope especially for those of us who know the Creator of all things, Jesus.

Many songs about hope in Jesus and there's good reason for that. This world will always beat you up and kick you when you're down but when you know Jesus that's where you gain the strength to carry on knowing that you'll never taste death and live on into eternity because of faith in Jesus Christ is soooooo encouraging.
 Quoting: Free Indeed 73

I respect your faith in Jesus, and you might be very surprised to find out my beliefs.

That said, let me point out what I see as a problem with your statement.

Your point of view places most of the importance on death and the afterlife...and, I agree, that is VERY encouraging.

BUT, it really does NOTHING to change the situation for the HERE AND NOW. "The world is rough and beats you up...but ONE DAY things will be better..."

This thinking leads to unneeded suffering in everyday living.

Yes, Jesus has our souls in the palm of His hand, but gave us orders to follow our heart and take action to make the world a better place.
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Hope is not a plan.
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"Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane."
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78258166

Great quote from Shawshank Redemption!

Actually, that movie proves my point.

At first, Andy had run of the mill Hope. He had hope that the system would eventually serve his needs. He had hope that people in the system were fair and right. (See the parallel to our lives today?!?)

What did that get him?

Absolutelyfuckingnothing!

When he realized that he couldn't count on others to change his situation, he looked within to find the courage, strength, and plan to actually take ACTION TO CHANGE his situation.

He stared reality in the face, and with his brains, hands, and heart embraced the challenges and changed his life forever.

Individually, we can do the same.

Collectively, with the same mindset, we can accomplish unimagined things...
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Hope is the same as Belief: it is self-delusion. One finds their current circumstance uncomfortable so they compulsively invent the idea of better circumstances in the future. It is automatic Thought; a habitual reaction. One's comforting Thought of the future is not related at all to what is actually taking place. It is merely self-soothing, coping.

Meanwhile, the whole movement of discomfort - the root of the Hope reaction - goes totally unexplored and is assumed immutable.





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