Thursday, May 23, 2013

Because no amount of preparation is enough.

“I don’t want to raise your hopes but…”. Why are we so scared to give people hopes? It’s healthy to have hopes in something you believe in and why not? Why are we so hell bent on “preparing” ourselves every time?

Preparation is highly overrated. Preparing yourself is one thing and handling the situation when it hits you is another and there is a huge difference between the two. In the process of preparing ourselves, we stop “feeling”, we stop experiencing what we must. At the end of it all, we come to realize that no amount of preparation is enough.

I realized I stopped hoping. I didn’t wait for what I want because I was too busy thinking of the next step. Having hopes makes you move ahead, it keeps you alive. It helps you to deal with things better and that’s all that matters.

With hopes, come expectations but with preparation, come expectations too. You can’t help expectations. What you can help is the path you choose – the one that gives you that glimmer of hope or the one that bogs you down in the whole process.

I *hope* I made sense. Too much hoping now :P

That’s all. 


  1. I agree with you, but putting your hopes into something - into life - is different than putting all your hope in one person. Perhaps that's why we discourage it because it is a tremendous burden on someone we may be putting all our hopes to, and frankly, unfair to that person.

  2. I agree with what Raajii said ^. Placing all our hopes in one basket (person) is deadly. Because nobody can match our expectations perfectly and it is not their fault, even we cannot match somebody's expectation completely.

    And yes you did make sense! :)

  3. Well,I have chosen to put all my hope in Jesus,and He has always come through since I was saved at 47,but you can bet your bottom dollar that people have let me down.