#1
Do we need it?
I mean, they always say it's what keeps us alive in times of trouble, but when we're not starving to death, I really don't see how it helps. Recently, times have been as tough as they can get for a W. European teenager in a family with enough money to eat, etc., but you know - angsty teenager "tough".

Anyway, whenever I start daydreaming about dating a girl, or one of the local bands asking me to join them, I get my hopes up, bypassing my anti-dream defences. When, of course, it doesn't happen, it hurts even more than it would have done if I had never considered it.

So, Pit, what are your opinions on hope?
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Rather than sitting around hoping there's always the option of getting up and making things happen for yourself.
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#4
Depends on what you define as hope. I'd say it's simply being optimistic, even in times of trouble, and therefore it is important. Being depressed, even if you have no reason to be, can really drain you, and so remaining positive is important.

And you can't have a when for something not happening. Form your own band, ask a girl out. Stop waiting for the world to change around you and change it for yourself.
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#6
fuck hope, just go make it happen.
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#7
Abandon hope all ye who enter here
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Abandon hope all ye who enter here


that should be written across the link to the pit
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#9
Hope is the base for all problem and all good things in the world.

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And you can't have a when for something not happening. Form your own band, ask a girl out. Stop waiting for the world to change around you and change it for yourself.



If only it was that easy


And yes, as soon as I wrote that, I started singing Let it Be in my head, so you are VERY original, my barely relevant friend.
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that should be written across the link to the pit

According to Dante it is.
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#12
It's got it's uses but it can let you down, you've just gotta hope it doesn't next time.
#13
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If only it was that easy


You're right, it's impossible to walk up to a girl and ask if she'd like to go out with you, or ask around and put out ads to find like-minded musicians. How could I be so foolishly naive?!

Seriously, you have to at least try or else quit complaining. You can't sit back and watch a race then complain that you're in last place.
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#14
it is that goddamn easy, get off your ass and give it a try, it will come together quicker than you think.
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#17
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it is that goddamn easy, get off your ass and give it a try, it will come together quicker than you think.



Mmmm, I can't even be bothered to answer in your bitchy tone, so I'll be calm

I have had posters up in school for a month. I've asked all my friends that are in well-known regional bands if they have any leads. I've made a bloody Myspace with a groovy logo, and I'm doing it on my own until I find a band. Short of moving to a big city, I couldn't be doing much more.
As for the girl thing - I'm not going there, I don't need the depression.

That's not what this thread was about though. Screw it, this is the pit, I have no control.
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recently ive had no hope for my life/ future

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Mmmm, I can't even be bothered to answer in your bitchy tone, so I'll be calm

I have had posters up in school for a month. I've asked all my friends that are in well-known regional bands if they have any leads. I've made a bloody Myspace with a groovy logo, and I'm doing it on my own until I find a band. Short of moving to a big city, I couldn't be doing much more.
As for the girl thing - I'm not going there, I don't need the depression.

That's not what this thread was about though. Screw it, this is the pit, I have no control.


Yeah, then you have a right to complain no-one's joined your band. But try harder and be patient, it'll eventually come together. As for the girl thing, you didn't say anything, so I won't say anything.

Anyway, I answered your question about hope so don't complain that this is off-topic. You were the one who got bitchy in the first place as well, so don't turn that back.
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Yeah, then you have a right to complain no-one's joined your band. But try harder and be patient, it'll eventually come together. As for the girl thing, you didn't say anything, so I won't say anything.

Anyway, I answered your question about hope so don't complain that this is off-topic. You were the one who got bitchy in the first place as well, so don't turn that back.



Nah, I wasn't addressing you. I was addressing the other prick. You're cool.

Patience seems to be the key, though.

And cheers for the gal thing.
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Mmmm, I can't even be bothered to answer in your bitchy tone, so I'll be calm

I have had posters up in school for a month. I've asked all my friends that are in well-known regional bands if they have any leads. I've made a bloody Myspace with a groovy logo, and I'm doing it on my own until I find a band. Short of moving to a big city, I couldn't be doing much more.
As for the girl thing - I'm not going there, I don't need the depression.

That's not what this thread was about though. Screw it, this is the pit, I have no control.


imo girls should be your last priority. get everything else together and be a happy complete person before you go out looking for girls, cause after you find one it's all downhill from there
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I would shoot them to death yes, but trying to aim for non-leathal, hoping they live.

which one is it Guitarfreak777?
#22
As others have said, you won't find much of anything happening if you don't get up and make it happen. Only you can make your dreams a reality.
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#24
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It's got it's uses but it can let you down, you've just gotta hope it doesn't next time.


Oh, the irony.
#25
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Rather than sitting around hoping there's always the option of getting up and making things happen for yourself.


That is hope though. Hope that one day what you are doing will lead to what you want. Without hope you would not do anything. Without hope we would do nothing.
#26
"Only hope can keep us together..."

A line I've always lived by. I've actually been thinking a lot about hope, and about trust. I don't know how far trust will get you, since there's very few people I trust.

But I love the ideology behind hope. I especially love hope for the fact that it makes things a little brighter, a little happier. Cause at the moment I'm a lot more depressed than I've been in a while, and I keep thinking about death, and the vicegrip of mortality, and coming to terms with the idea of an end, and the possibility of not existing.

Hope is kinda like the wings that keep me going when I think those thoughts.
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#27
You should read up on Buddhism

this is what they call suffering caused by craving

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Nah, I wasn't addressing you. I was addressing the other prick. You're cool.

Patience seems to be the key, though.

And cheers for the gal thing.


Oh, ok

Yeah, patience and, arguably, hope. I don't think hope is the problem, I think it's only disappointing because you've lost hope that it'll happen.

Why? I didn't say anything.
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#30
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As a friend of mine says. Hope dies first.


Hope never really dies even if someone kills themself they are hoping they die as they kill themself. There is always hope it only ends when a life ends.
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