The title of this thread may sound like a ridiculous question to many. How can one just wipe out a word from the dictionary? I used to think that too
until I started deeply debating with woo woos. Let me explain the problem as I see it.
Full Definition of HOPELESS
a : having no expectation of good or success : despairing
b : not susceptible to remedy or cure
c : incapable of redemption or improvement
a : giving no ground for hope : desperate
b : incapable of solution, management, or accomplishment : impossible
— hope·less·ness noun
Why would people deny that such a thing exists? The reason is, sometimes it can't exist within their worldview. In my experience, it's the people that
claim “You Create Your Own Reality” that will not even allow the concept of hopelessness to be considered as having any truth or validity to it.
It's because they give themselves the possibility of changing any situation, condition, or anything else in their experience. If they admit that
hopelessness is a real, true thing then they have to question their entire belief system.
These people would actually claim that unsuspecting people living in a building that's about to get hit with a nuclear weapon are not in a hopeless
situation. It does not matter to them that the situation meets the definition of hopeless and it does not matter to them that the situation is truly
hopeless. In my experience, these people deny anything that the rest of us would call objective truth anytime it would bring their sacred cow belief,
“You Create Your Own Reality” into question.
I think these people are making a fundamental mistake. Let's go back to where the “You Create Your Own Reality” phrase originated:
Seth is the internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher who spoke through the author Jane Roberts while she was in trance, and coined the phrase
“You Create Your Own Reality.” Seth’s empowering message literally launched the New Age movement.
The ironic thing is, I agree with Seth's view on this issue. The way that Seth explained the concept is like this:
For any given person there is a spectrum of "probable realities" that could come as a result of any given choice. The spectrum could range from an
awful "probable reality" to a wonderful "probable reality" but you can only get a result from among the possibilities that could possibly occur. The
possibilities are not unlimited, they are limited. For instance, you may be able to have a great relationship with your neighbor or a terrible
relationship with them, depending on your actions and your attitude. But, either way, the same person is your neighbor. Also, the number of "probable
realities" available to unsuspecting people living in a building that's about to get hit with a nuclear weapon are very limited. And, no matter what
they do or think or imagine their situation is hopeless. That is a realistic view of the world in my opinion. Also, it can be proven in reality both
in terms of one's life experience and in terms of science such as quantum physics.
It seems to me that the basic problem with most people that believe in the “You Create Your Own Reality" concept is that they're totally unrealistic
about their belief as I described above. To make it worse, those who claim that the phrase “You Create Your Own Reality” means that one can change
anything and everything about reality can't prove any of it.
edit on 24-8-2015 by Profusion because: (no reason given)