Hope

Hope has been tormenting me for years. My hope is not grounded in any reality. It exists despite all evidence to the contrary, and no matter how much I can understand the impossibility of what I hope for, it remains. In Greek mythology Pandora accidentally releases all the evils into the world, but closes her box in time for hope to remain. So hope can be understood to be an evil, and it's the one evil I can't seem to be rid of.

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Hope isn't evil

Nov 17, 2020 at 9:45pm

Your inverted view of reality is.

I'm drawn to you

Nov 18, 2020 at 3:01am

I wasn't the one who inverted it.

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Pandora's Box

Nov 18, 2020 at 6:33am

was the name of the first strip club I ever went to. It was downtown in what had been an old classy theater my parents had seen entertainments in back in the 40s. It later became a live music venue named after a great silent era film star. How about them golden apples?

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Good advice

Nov 18, 2020 at 7:51am

Close your box before everything is gone

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Anonymous

Nov 18, 2020 at 3:17pm

I've been embedded in similar narratives. Its a mental echo chamber that's hard to escape from.

Have you come across the quandry of absurdism? The endless quest of seeking meaning in life even when life is inherently meaningless. Sartre's book Nausa help me at a different time in my life.

if nothing you do matters, then all that matters is what you do.

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@I'm drawn

Nov 18, 2020 at 11:54pm

Unless you have a control implant in your brain and you lack freewill and inner strength, you just choose your reality and which side you're on. Light vs darkness. I'll stay in the light.

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Hope

Nov 19, 2020 at 7:48am

Can be paralyzingly

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Kant Licker

Nov 21, 2020 at 5:30pm

Rules for happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.

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