While I do think that life is a beautiful and wonderful thing, I also agree with one of my favorite people on this planet - Louis CK - that life is tremendously sad.
It is. We as human beings can never get comfortable with ourselves, always searching for something or rather someone. Terrible things happen to us, we cry, we grieve. We are terrified of being alone, we suffer, and everything hurts, but also we are devastated by the fact that all this suffering will end someday. And we don’t think about it that often, but it is there, even if it’s just subconsciously. And you can say that ‘I’m fine, everything’s okay’, but the truth is: everyone is afraid of something. But for all the sad things that happen to us, we still stand. We will always get up, well at least most of us. To quote a blockbuster movie (but rather a pretty good book) - The Hunger Games: Hope is the only thing stronger than fear. Hope is so typically human that I think it’s the most human emotion of all. More than love, more than anything. Because even when everything turns to shit, and even if you happen to be a pessimistic person, there’s always a little flame inside you, barely flickering, which is called hope. We always hope that things will eventually turn into better. We have to. Because if we don’t, then we might as well just lay down and wait for the end. Even if sometimes we feel that way, there isn’t a more warm and welcomed feeling for us than hope.
You gotta try again. Simply because there isn’t anything else you can do.
I watch a lot of Doctor Who, believe me a lot, and there’s one thing I love about that show is how the Doctor speaks about humans: the creatures of hope, and he couldn’t be more right.
"My experience is that there is, you know, surprisingly always hope." - The Doctor.
I do believe that most of the times hope is what keeps us going. Not the instinct for life, not anything, but hope. It’s in our nature. Even if you’re a cynical asshole or something, and you don’t admit it, I don’t care, I know you still hope.
Everyone hopes, just as everyone dreams. Which, if you think about it, is basically the same thing.