Hope they say springs eternal, often enough the effort to turn hope into reality is missing – and so I guess it could be said such hope does spring eternal.
I knew a person once whose hope centered around winning the lottery, plans and a wish list were made in preparation of such an occurence, last I knew hope still sprang eternal.
In talking about this they told me they had “lucky numbers”….. they had played the same lucky numbers for five years at that point.
I suggested maybe if they were going to continue playing the lottery they would have better “luck” trying different numbers, their logic was that as sure as they did their lucky numbers would hit and better to stay with them.
Now playing the lottery is innocent enough and I doubt a buck a week led to any deprivation on their part – but if you think about it that’s fifty two dollars a year times five, or two hundred and sixty dollars.
When viewed in that context the amount becomes more significant, and in my opinion it would be better to have set a dollar aside each week and saved it.
But there’s also an entertainment value to consider.
I don’t play the lottery, never have, so I don’t have a wish list or any hopes attached to that.
It isn’t uncommon for people to ask of another what they would do if they won the lottery? I can think of several things, but you have to play to win, so fat chance.
I don’t do the credit thing either so it’s cash and carry, barter, or save up for something. That suits me as I don’t labor under a burden of debt, nobody can come and take what I have without a fight as I own it outright.
We should have hope and aspirations, but they in themselves aren’t enough, we need to make the effort as well or content ourselves with hope springing eternally.
Often enough you will hear someone say they wish they had this or they wish they had that, or they wish things were different – wishing isn’t enough, there is no fairy godmother or genie in a bottle to grant wishes.
I’ve never heard of wishing upon a star or tossing a penny into a fountain working either, innocent enough and maybe it has – but wishes can come true, often as not though you have to make a way for them to.