Re: virus: Hope
Fri, 6 Jun 1997 16:17:20 -0400 (EDT)

>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.

It's true that desire is the worst of all follies, but certainly one that
shouldn't be avoided, for what a wild ride it brings with it.

>Peanut Butter and /Banana/ Sandwiches. Yah!

They're just as good with bananas.

>[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.

Hope isn't futile. If the outsome is unknown then you can certainly hope
for a better one then the last time.

Strange Love and Sandwiches of Any Persuation,