Hope

Hope

Even though, philosophy has traditionally not paid same attention to hope as it did for attitudes like belief and desire, but still there are various discussions of hope that can be found throughout the history of philosophy. Almost all philosophers acknowledge that hope plays a significant role in human motivation.

When we compare hope with attitudes like belief and desire, this phenomenon of hope presents unique challenges to both theories of the mind and theories of value.

Hope is not only an attitude; it has cognitive components as well- as it is responsive to facts about possibility of future events. It also has conative components- hope is merely a representation of our desires.

The classic analysis of hope, which is called ‘standard account’ takes hope to be a compound attitude- a mixture of desires of an outcome and a belief in the possibility of that outcome. But it is not necessary that if we desire for an outcome and belief for its occurrence, then it is a hope. It should be driven by consistent and dedicated efforts and backed by positive desire and positive belief, and then only it will be a hope with high probability of occurrence.

We use this word “HOPE” whenever or wherever we want, but it has deep in-sighted meaning.

Mystery Blogger Award

The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma and is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.

I thank Sarah Gillie (http://beaconsassessment.wordpress.com/) for nominating me for this award. I am very ecstatic now as in such a short tenure, great bloggers admired my work and nominated me for the same. It took me time to reply as I was puzzled- how to reply.

Thank you dear!!!

RULES

  1. List the rules.
  2. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  3. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  4. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  5. You have to nominate 5-10 people.
  6. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  7. Put the award logo/image on your blog.

3 Facts about me.

  1. I am very emotional.
  2. The persons whom I love most are my parents.
  3.  I like to prepare greeting cards on various occasions.

NOMINEES

Still, I am very young to judge someone and I am new blogger. So, it is very difficult to choose just a few among so many wonderful blogs. These are-

Nostalgia Seekers, theutopiauniverse, Feelings and Freedom, Sangbad, The Writer’s Block


From my end, there is as such no question but I would like to know the experiences of your life which can provide inspiration and learning to others as well.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

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Value

Value

​A popular speaker started off a seminar by holding up a $20 bill. A crowd of 200 had gathered to hear him speak. He asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

200 hands went up.

He said,”I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He crumpled the bill up.

He then asked,”Who still wants it?”

All 200 hands were still raised.

“Well,”he replied. “What if I do this?” Then he dropped the bill on the ground and stomped on it with his shoes.

He picked it up, and showed it to crowd. The bill was all crumpled and dirty.

“Now, who still wants it?”

All the hands still went up.

“My friends, I have just showed you a very important lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it didn’t decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, live crumples us and grinds us into the dirt. We make bad decisions or deal with poor circumstances. We feel worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are specialDon’t ever forget it.

Which one are you??

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.

However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “

MoralIn life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.

Which one are you?

The Elephant Rope.

The Elephant Rope.

​As a man was passing by the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they didn’t.

He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well.”, the trainer said, “when they are young and much smaller, we use the same size rope to tie them, and at that age, it was enough to hold then. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold then, so they never try to break free.”

The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but they believed they couldn’t, so they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before??

Failure is a part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.

This is the reason which is holding many of us. So, we should pledge that we should not be a victim of this.

#inspiration #enjoylife #freedomofthoughts

Everyone has a story in life…..

​A 24 year old boy seeing it from the train’s window shouted……

“Dad, look the trees are going behind!”

Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish behaviour with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed…..

“Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”

The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…

“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”

The old man smiled and said…”I did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.”

Every single person on the planet had a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

“It is during our darkest moments that we focus to see the light.” -Aristotle

#inspiration #life #thinkbeforeyousay

How would you like to be remembered?

About a hundred years ago, a man looked at the morning newspaper and to his surprise and horror, read his name in the obituary column. The news papers had reported the death of the wrong person by mistake. His first response was shock. Am I here or there? When he regained his composure, his second thought was to find out what people had said about him. The obituary read, “Dynamite King Dies.” And also “He was the merchant of death.” This man was the inventor of dynamite and when he read the words “merchant of death,” he asked himself a question, “Is this how I am going to be remembered?” He got in touch with his feelings and decided that this was not the way he wanted to be remembered. From that day on, he started working toward peace. His name was Alfred Nobel and he is remembered today by the great Nobel Prize.

Just as Alfred Nobel got in touch with his feelings and redefined his values, we should step back and do the same.

What is your legacy?

How would you like to be remembered?

Will you be spoken well of?

Will you be remembered with love and respect?

Will you be missed?

#inspiring #life #enjoy