“If it were no hopes, the hearts would break.” Probably Keats said that but what I am trying to say here is just opposite i.e. if it were no hopes the hearts would not break. No hopes, no sorrow. Sorrow is when the hope crashes. Interestingly hope never crashes. Hope is always alive. So this doesn’t break the heart as Keats says but makes the conditions worse by keeping the hopes alive.
“Hopes are alive”, what does this statement mean? Hopes are alive. Alive hopes mean the desires are also alive. The person is still in the quest to fulfill hisdesires and until those desires are fulfilled he will remain under sorrow.
This is why; the Hindus believe that whatever is happening is false. Probably that’s what induced William Shakespeare to say, “The world is a stage and men and women are merely players”. These statements and philosophies were utilized by many to get rid of their pains and sorrows.
The best statement on this is probably by Lord Krishna and you may find this at many shops and homes on calendars or wallpapers. Lord Krishna said, “Karmanyevadhikaraste Ma Faleshu Kadachana”. Just do what you oughtto do, forget about the results.
In short it means don’t hope. While in the society everyone says, “Let’s hope for the best”. Since the birth of a child to the death, this word is repeated so many times that a person becomes addicted to hope and there are not many who could say they are happy.
A person hoping keeps hopping his entire life. A fat person hopes for a slim body someday, an ambitious person hopes to become the greatest at what he does, a flop actor hopes for a super hit film and every boy hopes for a beautiful and good character girl.
When one desire is fulfilled, the person instantly has another one. In the office when the bonuses are announced people soon start hoping for good bonus the next year. How quickly the hopes are taken forward. People never give up their hopes and hence live with their sorrows.