Re: virus: Hope

Eric Boyd (
Thu, 06 Jun 1996 00:16:17 -0500 wrote:
> >But the situation /is/ hopeless! We're all going to die, you know.
>If we're all going to die anyway then death is irrelevent. The only thing
>of relevence then, is life and what we do with it.

Well said. I've always been fond of the Greek view of hope as "the
worst of all evils"[1] I think hope is tangled up in _desire_ and so
should be avoided for the same reasons.

> Strange Love and Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches,

Peanut Butter and /Banana/ Sandwiches. Yah!


[1] I beleive they thought this because they beleived the universe was
completely deterministic. Hope was thus seen as completely futile,
since you could not change the set course of events.