I agree with this statement, but I feel guilty to say so. The word HOPE has alot to do with my feelings…
A while ago I changed my Facebook status to this: “False hope? There is no such thing. Either you hope or you don’t…” I was hoping everything was as it seemed, but that’s another story.
For some reason what I had said just seemed too shallow, so I went looking for a reason why. I coincidentally (or not) came across a quote by Margaret Weis that I needed to follow with.
So I commented on my status saying: “Shitties look what I found “Hope is the denial of reality” (Margaret Weis) ARGH >< Will I ever win?”
What I’ve realised is that when the word hope is used e.g. “I hope that bird isn’t going to poo on my head” it is used on the grounds that the thing you hope isn’t going to happen, most probably IS going to happen.
If you deny what is going to happen, soon you may start denying what IS happening and that’s when you become blind to the truth and lie to yourself.
So obviously… to lie to yourself is a bad idea, but to realise you’re lying to yourself may be a new obstacle altogether.