Hope is a positive spin on hopelessness but they’re both similarly “airy”.
Hopeless is a negative emotional state. Sucks. Feels empty.
Hope is a positive emotional state. Sunny and bright. Feels positive and full.
That can have benefits that translate into better interactions with people or objects or one’s own self.
But I think both hope and hopelessness is an abdication of action generally.
I was in a sour mood today. Someone was telling me something and I was just giving all the reasons why it won’t work, why it’ll fail, what it’s a bad idea, and suddenly I had to stop. I saw what I was doing, apologized for being sour and did my best to get over myself.
So I understand. And you’re right about action.
Supposedly in the USA, you can’t be turned away at the emergency room. But you’ll still get a bill and it’ll always be big. But truth is, many hospitals DO turn people away at emergency rooms, even though they’re not supposed to. That was a surprise to me.Another surprise to me was when I came to Florida. Where I came from in New Jersey, you could call an ambulance and they’d come. Everything was covered by taxes so nobody thought about it.Come to Florida and people have to pay for an amulance. It’s common for people to take an Uber or a taxi to the emergency room.
“I know the legal contracts can last for 99 years and they will make sure the contract is honored.”That covers the Hong Kong shit. And yes, that’s a problem.
I gave you my brain dump which includes my criticisms.
Do I think the Chinese govt commits human rights violations in their exercising of forcing contractual obligations to be filled?Yes, I do. Very much so.
Does China’s actions in Hong Kong have any bearing whatsoever on the death of a scientist in Wuhan?