Wait and hope don’t really sound like the two words that sum up all human wisdom, or at least that’s what I first thought upon reading this line. But when I reflected more, I realized that in a sense it is true. Waiting and hoping and hoping and waiting. We as humans don’t really like to live in the moment and it isn’t too practical but it has its advantages and disadvantages. We as a race of people are always waiting, for the weekend, for something positive, for happiness. But why do we hope for such positive outcomes and emotions? Because we still have hope. We hope for life to get better and we hope for happiness. We tell ourselves that life gets better and it will be better in the future. In the book, Dumas also writes that human wisdom can also be summed up by the word “perhaps” which go along with waiting and hoping quite well. In order for perhaps to happen we must wait and hope that there is a perhaps that things will change for the future. We have to hope that a perhaps is possible and we have to wait for that perhaps, but this is where I have conflicting thoughts. I know that waiting and hoping are good, but nothing will happen if you don’t do something now that will affect the future or the great perhaps. So the actions that you take today will either negatively or positively affect your hopes in the future.
Don’t forget to smile! 🙂