The Hazards of Hope

Hope is a deeply draining emotion. It pretends to sustain us, while depleting the joy of the present moment.

Hope is the wish for a better future. Optimism is a belief that a better future will occur.

Hope is a life spent in anticipation. Optimism is a life lived in preparation.

Hope is a life wasted. Optimism is a life lived doubly.

April 5, 2009 | 1:43 am | By Dr Shyam Bhat