Hope Vs Illusion

Hope is a wonderful thing. May be the only thing. With hope, you can go miles and far and deep. You may continue even when everything seems to be not going in the way they must. It is Hope, apart from fear, that has kept us humans to survive on this Earth longer than it was expected.

Illusion, on the other hand, is a beautiful thing when mixed with visual aspect of life, creates a magical effect. Illusion in life, can as well, keep you doing things without any logical explanation or a background. You continue to behold your belief in your own illusion that something will happen for the best.

What is the difference between Illusion and Hope then ?

Well, it’s in the origin of the both the emotions or feelings, that lies the difference.

Hope comes from the constant steady slow but continuous canvas of little steps and the past interactions you had in the subject, that leads to a strong belief system, where you have a thought that says that may be something is out there which will make it happen or something that you are completely unaware of, which will work out in the end.

Illusion on the other hand comes up with your own cooked story without validation of the truth or evaluation of the happening in the surrounding. It lacks the base of any logical explanation. It is more based on the assumptions rather than a belief system. It is something that builds up by a continuous hit of same thoughts on to yourself.

Is Illusion a bad thing than Hope ?

Well, again it doesn’t essentially make any difference until the event or a situation comes to a completion of to what was it originally. If you have a situation where you hoped nonetheless without any basis that in the end it will work out and if it does work out, then whether it was an illusion or a hope, wouldn’t make a difference altogether. It would only start to make any difference, when the results are different than what you expected.

Is Hope something we should continue even when the results are otherwise ?

Most of it is subjective to the person in picture and the event or subject one is dealing with. However as again since the time of evolution, Hope often close relative of Illusion, has done wonderful and impossible things like enabling us humans to cross a river, climb a mountain, walk for hours in desert, persist in a relationship for years, continue to work hard for our goals and even in the worst of a possible human situations like prisons or stuck in debris, this feeling of hope has led us to continue survive, perform and evolve.

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Homecoming of Lazarus

That last drop to the home
After 9 months of Graveyard Shift
When you know you don’t have to work in Night Shift anymore
That feeling of returning home from the border after an year
The nostalgic feeling of being who you were
It is like you were in a constant battle with life
And the war has finally end
It is like you return back from the war
With memories full of your mind
The memories you can live your life with
But you look forward to life
To see how simple things in life can now make a difference to you
You are a changed man
You appreciate everyone who makes a difference in your life
You are careful about the words you say
You are a pleasant being
And you want to live a delightful life
It is like growing flowers in your garden
You want to water them
You want to nurture them
You want to see them bloom completely
And you want to experience the aroma of your garden
You want to feel alive
You are looking forward to life
You are looking forward to live.
To the days of struggle and
to the days coming ahead
Cheers to Life !
Cheers to Life !

Fear of the Second First Time

First Time

It has been of a common acceptance that many of us feel the fear of unknown. This has been rooted in our feelings and brain since the time we used to live in caves. Every time we are to face something for the first time, there is some kind of mixed feelings building inside of your stomach and your head. You feel a little bit of excitement and a little bit of apprehension. There are multiple feelings melting in your mouth at the same time and you do not quite know which one is intense than the other.

This is how we feel when we have to travel first time in a flight. You encounter similar kind of feelings before your first job. When you go to a new city out of your home for the first time, there are mixed feelings of nostalgia, freedom, challenges and responsibility floating on top your head and eyes. You experience even stronger and wider feelings when you are about to get married. This is how we humans are. Fear of the unknown. Fear of the first time. Fear of something new.

Many argue that the fear they have is because they haven’t quite experienced it before. They have never come across such a situation, hence they cannot deal with it. They can learn from it and next time onward they will be good. Well I see people having even more confusion for the second first time.

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Second First Time

What is this Second First Time ?

Scenario 1 : You have lived in your house for 2 decades and you have to live the house (HOME) because of some reason. When you move to a new place, new home, you start comparing it with the previous house. You cannot quite accept the good things about the new house and you are start all the memories of the old house, which is yet your favorite one.

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Scenario 2 : You have been using your mobile for 5 years now and you happen to break/lose it somehow. You buy a new mobile and you start comparing every single feature with the previous one. You do not like the camera on the new mobile. There are a lot of things you do not like about it.

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Scenario 3 : You love have been in love with a boy for a long time. Your relationship was an example in your friend circles. You both were spoken of as meant to be for each other. However situations forbid you to be together for the rest of your live. You experience lot of pain and life happens all along. You fall in love with a man of your choice and when you start living together, you compare him with your previous boyfriend. You don’t know what is reality and what is fake.

Scenario 4 : You are happily married with princess of your dreams. You were deeply in love with her beauty and looks. But somehow things went bitter between you two. You decided to let her go. You find someone with a lesser charm but more serenity. You marry the person for forgetting your previous experience and being with someone. But somehow every time you end up thinking about your previous marriage and compare your new wife with the previous one. You wonder if you ever should have married. You don’t know if you are true to yourself or faking a life.

Scenario 5 : You were the topper of your college. You got A in all your academics. You were destined to get the best job in campus. You cleared all the rounds of interview, however when the offer letter was released, you were told that there is only internship available at that point of time. You were aghast. You decided to let go of it. You were broken and sad. It was your dream job. As you go through the next semester, you already have 3 jobs in your pocket. One day you get a mail from previous employer, that there is a new job opportunity and they would like to take you into consideration for the position. You go for it. But every moment you compare it with your previous experience and you wonder what is this all about.


  • Life presents you with different challenges.
  • Your job is to deal with each one in the best way you can.
  • Do not live in the past.
  • Do not force yourself with troubles.
  • Keep a stable mind when you take decisions.
  • You must choose wisely and be then ready for whatever comes next.
  • Everyone lives by a logic, you must verify if yours is valid.
  • Be true to yourself.
  • Do not fake.
  • Everything else is just part of life and luck.