Written by Eric Cornett
By Eric Cornett, Right Side News
“I was a three pack of lies per day Hoper,” said an elderly grandmother of six. “Every morning, as soon as I got out of bed and dragged myself to the front door, the first thing I reached for was my newspaper. I’d sit out on the front porch for an hour Hoping.” Her story is not unique. Across America, millions of people every day do the same thing.
"I was a three pack of lies per day Hoper," said an elderly grandmother of six. "Every morning, as soon as I got out of bed and dragged myself to the front door, the first thing I reached for was my newspaper. I'd sit out on the front porch for an hour Hoping." Her story is not unique. Across America, millions of people every day do the same thing. Desperate for some glimmer of light in the deepening gloom that is our economy, they turn to Hoping for answers, and for change. "I'm so ashamed," said a young teenager whose habit began back in 2008. "I mean, I started as a kid! I watched my parents and my friends all do it. But no matter how much I Hope, I never seem to find any change." Hoping is a seductive addiction, and it stimulates the centers of the brain in a way that reduces anxiety. It leads to a false sense of euphoria and impairs judgment. But, like any artificial stimulus, even a $787 billion dollar one, the good feelings are short lived and inevitably lead to loss of productivity, inability to find meaningful work and ultimately, Depression.
The problem has reached staggering, epidemic proportions. Recent surveys have shown that nearly fifty percent of Americans have been hooked by this nasty habit. More alarming are the statistics that show that an increasingly large percentage are considering taking it up in their desperate daily quest for a solution to their worsening situation. "People need to Believe," said a former Hoper who asked not to be identified. "They turn to Hoping when they reach the end of their rope. The pick up their first pack of lies and that leads to two, even three or four per day. After a short time, they are no longer able to see the truth through the ever-present cloud of smoke they've surround themselves and their families and friends with."
Contributing to the problem are the ads targeted deliberately at young adults and children. Full of enticing imagery depicting happy, care-free people cheering and engaging in idol worship, the people responsible for pushing Hope on our nation have an agenda. For them, America is not the land of self-made dreams. Instead, they promote a nation where government provides everything, and takes from the most productive citizens among us to pay for it. The Hope pushers are even in our schools and colleges, and may even be your next door neighbor, teacher or someone in your church. It's becoming increasingly difficult to tune out the daily onslaught and know just who to turn to for a solution.
There is real hope, but it doesn't come from a pack of lies. "Americans need to Believe," said a businesswoman who prides herself in the success she's built. "Stop Hoping, get rid of the packs of lies they pick up every day from the main stream media, and open their eyes." It's true that once you open your eyes to the dangers of Hoping, Believing comes easier with each passing day. "One day, you wake up, see the lies for what they really are, and just say no more!" Millions of Americans have kicked the Hoping habit for good, vowing to never start again and focus instead of real solutions.
Make the commitment to stop Hoping today. If not for yourself, do it for the ones you love. After all, it's their future that is at stake. Act now while there is still time to make a difference, and start Believing in yourself and the American Dream once more.
Quit Hoping and start Believing.
Eric is a writer and professional photographer in charge of the Right Side News graphic design projects. Devoted father of four and husband, Eric is proud to be head of a traditional nuclear family in times where proclaiming such is politically incorrect.