2011 Aug 23 This morning I was reading the headlines in the local newspaper and saw that Jack Layton, the leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) political party of Canada had died of cancer, and that in a prepared statement his final words were;
Love is better than anger.
Hope is better than fear.
Optimism is better than despair.
So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world”
As I read that I felt that he was a dreamer and idealist, like Martin Luther King, and not a true visionary. By dreamer I mean someone whose optimism for a better world is based on false or blind hope combined with twisted beliefs of what love is. Of someone who is trying to portray an optimistic and positive attitude even though that is not what they really feel. They believe that ACTING like what they dream they desire will create the reality they desire, but are ignorant and oblivious to the fact that they are ACTING and in complete denial of anything negative.
As I discussed that article and what love is with my sisters, three comments were made that reinforced my statement about the twisted beliefs of love that people have. They were:
To love what you hate
I’ll love you to death
To die for