Daily Prompt: Hope
In your youth anything seems possible because of lack of experience and the denial that the life you dread is an impossibility. The notion that you won’t be broke and lonely is based off you not wanting it to happen, and nothing else.
Hope carries a positive connotation but it is more a product of fear and desperation rather than optimism. When your happiness is riding on hope which is riding on luck, often it’s like banking on winning the lottery. The lottery is for people who have ran out of options to escape the life they are living.
In a long enough timeline anything seems possible because even a blind squirrel can find a nut sometimes. With the diminishing of time, hope follows the same path. Time heals all wounds they say, but it also shrinks the feeling of opportunity.
When the pain is too much and the future conceivably will not provide a cure or even an opiate of hope, that is when you decide to miserably accept your existence or expedite yourself to the obituary.