There is a quote which I remember from long ago, Expect the best, but prepare for the worstand that lesson remained with me for ever. I am a very positive person by nature, but I sort of balance it by planning , at least to the level I can, for the worse case scenarios too. But, I have come to realize that life has other plans and I always end up being sideblinded with something totally totally unexpected and unprepared. Not once, not twice, but too many times to even keep track of. So now I guess I have to believe in Expect the unexpected huh!
In one of APN’s post she explains why a particular movie quote is her favorite, as part of the response for a daily prompt. When I commented with my favorite quote she asked to write about it. So, here it is 🙂
My quote was from the famous movie ‘Shawshank Redemption’ :
hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
My first ever post in this blog was titled ‘Hope‘ (dated 26/Nov/2012) . That is how much I believe in this thing called hope. Then I remembered a post I did earlier about hope, faith and charity. In that too I did reiterate how I always vote for hope. And the same quote came up there too. If you scrounge my posts, you will always see lots of posts which touches the topic of hope in one way or another. That is because in my life, the one and only thing that kept me going through the rough times was hope. Hope that the troubles I am facing will make me a stronger person and eventually lead me to my destination, even though it may not be the path I wanted to travel. Hope that in the face of all the bad people I encounter, there will be at least one good person to take my hand and guide me through. Hope that with that small candle I will still be able to get close enough to see the light that would point the end of the tunnel. And I have come so far in my life with that belief and have become a much better person. I have had a lot of help from all quarters, no doubt about it at all. But what kept me sane was my hope that things will change for the better. Especially the ones which aren’t in my control. The one’s I can change I either try and change or I just don’t complain. When after all that effort nothing comes through, all I am left with is hope that one day may be my efforts will be paid, and the only thing I can do for now is keep trying. So yeah, I thrive on hope and yes, hope is a good thing and no good thing ever dies, just as Andy believes and lives in that movie.
Looks like it does, according to this poster that was kept outside of a place of worship in Goa.
If it was me, I would have left it just with the first line. Less knowledge of what? Wouldn’t more knowledge about Him help us believe more thus enforcing our faith? And is it not dependent on what and who or how you see as God? Probably they did not want us to come up with these question and just have blind faith, and thus the ‘less knowledge’ ;).
“When you get to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.”
― Edward Teller