If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making a better world. ~Noam Chomsky
This is an interesting quote because, for me, I have assumed for most of my life that there was no hope for me. As long as I wallowed in that assumption, there simply wasn’t.
“Hopeless land” is what I term dreadful. It’s full of constantly shifting gray shapes where the terrain is spiky, rocky, and the ground is not always level. There is never a beginning or an end. This is how I’ve chosen to live within my chronic illness.
I’ve been cocky, arrogant, and scared shitless. I’ve always been clinging to my pain in dark corners like a bad…
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