There’s a lot of talk about the need humans have for companionship and love being on the same level as food and air. And that’s all true, but another one that’s talked about less often is hope.
Hope for the future is the air that humans breathe. It doesn’t matter much what one puts his hope in, though putting your hope in something that won’t come true will only lead to your own ruin.
It is in the nature of humanity to believe that things will get better. Consider your average atheist. One would think that if morality is just an evolutionary construct, then it can be easily ignored. But instead these people are usually extreme moralists, hoping for the perfect society one day when gender equality will be achieved and money will be abolished and whatever stupid Star Trek motif all of our politicians seem hell-bent on legislating into existence.
And then they make fun of Christians for believing in the sky wizard.
And if you run out of hope, if you go MGTOW or whatever, if you have no reason to live except to watch tv and have given up on the idea that things will ever be more meaningful, then you start to die inside. And as you die inside, you die outside. You can see the change in people’s faces.
And you also see early deaths. Death isn’t just a cessation of biological function. You are both soul and body. Do not fear the one who can kill the body, but rather fear the one who can kill the soul.
There’s a lot of talk about the drug problem in America. There’s not much talk about why America is so miserable it needs to sedate itself.
Hope for Christian heaven. Hope for the gender-free Marxist utopia. Hope for the love of a woman. There’s almost certainly some kind of better future you hope for. As Elvis said, “There must be lights burning brighter somewhere…Strong winds of promise that will blow away the doubt and fear.”