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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.



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Larry

Hello there, Mr. Keller. Today we're going to look at a quote from the one lonely Desmond Tutu, who says, hope is being able to see that there is light. Despite all of the darkness, typically speaking, the season that we're in right now is a joyous time. Usually, this past weekend, I'd be at Christmas parties, I'd be a tree lighting ceremonies, I'd be putting my kids on Santa's lap. And I did none of that. I basically sat on my buns on my couch the entire weekend long. That's because we're the pandemic we can't really go anywhere. We see the death toll numbers rising. I walked around my neighborhood, all the restaurants are closed. It is grim time of year, by the way, my family's all in for me that they don't want to see at the holidays because there's a pandemic going on. So how in the midst of this happy season, are we supposed to have hope Mr. Keller


Andrew

I thought you were gonna set that up and say all this was bad, but I saw the light but it sounds like installed darkness he also nozzle I mean, I think it's just looking at it from a more zoomed out perspective thinking that like the hardest things I've ever gone through in my life and felt terrible. I always know that I come out better forum. I think I like it something like this podcast is a light that's going to be on the other side of the pandemic for me that I don't think we would have started otherwise. I don't just think that trials and tribulations make you stronger on the other end. And so while it might not be fun in the middle of it, I think better things are gonna come from it.


Larry

Okay, are you a hopeful person? And where do you think hope comes from?


Unknown Speaker

Hope floats? That's a movie, right?


Larry

I think it's a rom com maybe?


Andrew

I would say that I'm a cautiously optimistic person, I would probably trend more towards optimistic. But yeah, why?


Larry

I was just thinking like hope. I think hope comes to the same sort of version of who you think God is, like. I've said this before. But like if you were raised in a home where you had a overbearing father, or you had a father that yelled, you think God is an overbearing person, and God yells. And I think like, if you come from a circumstance where you don't have a lot of hope in your life, like you were raised on a farm and whatever, then you you probably don't have a lot of hope in your life that probably doesn't, you know, how you were raised sort of set your expectation of what you think hope is?


Andrew

Do you have any hope right now? I feel like your intro feels like you don't my perception of your personality is that you do. I don't know if it.


Larry

I definitely had a moment this past weekend where I was like, wow, and it's funny because I'm an oxymoron, right? Because I feel like every holiday season, I'm saying like, man, can we just chill out for a second? So I could sit on my couch and watch a football game. And now when there's nothing going on, I'm sitting my couch in a football game. I'm like, wow, where's everything going on? I but I just think it's funny. I think the juxtaposition we're in right now, right? All of the bad news, all of this stuff going on. yet. The other part of the news is it the vaccine is coming, right? Like everything is going to go back to normal. Shouldn't that be the hope?


Andrew

I mean, I guess that's the hope. And maybe hope isn't the right word. But for me, it's like, because I want to be doing stuff I look and things are bleak. And I try to identify what I think is positive. It say this, this happened 20 years ago, we wouldn't be able to have zoom calls with my grandmother like, Yeah, yes, this is all bad. But we're in a point in time where we can still be connected with people without having to breathe the same air. And so I think what I try to do is just find the things that are positive because I is that hope I don't I don't think so. But it's it's trying to just find the Find a guiding light to find like, if you're in a tunnel, you're looking for light to find your way out and looking towards things are happy is what I used to try to pull myself out of funks during this pandemic.


Larry

I'd like to define that word hope but one second, but I like the idea of positives You made me think of one, I have not been able to see my mom in a long time. But during this pandemic, we literally set up a FaceTime call and I while I'm cooking dinner, we just chat for hours and it's been one fight chat with my mom more now than I ever have. And I think that's going to be a pattern going forward because we just set up this regimen of talking while I'm cooking and I've truly come to love that. So I'm thankful for the but hope is a future thing though. Right? Hope is not like you're hoping something comes in the future hopes not like in the present.


Andrew

No, it's not. Yeah, I guess I'm not defining,


Larry

right. I'm asking like hope hope is always like, I'm hoping in the future. I will do that. It's like you're not ever hoping for something Right in the moment, right?


Andrew

I mean, if you propose to someone you hope that they'll say yes. I think in general, though, yeah, it's like looking forward, and also hope to me. I mean, I like Desmond Tutu, and I think this is kind of taking a crap on his point, but like, hope is putting it out of your hands. Hope is saying, I hope someone calls me or I hope, I hope this person likes me, or I hope the vaccine gets to me,


Larry

right? I'm not going to hell,


Andrew

I hope I'm not going to hell. So I think we're kind of splitting hairs. I doubt he meant that like being passive, but I think Don't let if you take a passive approach, I feel like you're more prone to feel like a victim and feel like you can't do anything. And so I would say, Take this, but make a more proactive approach to it as my advice.


Larry

Well, yeah, cuz I was thinking about this, like I was saying, like hopes, not a current thing. It's a future thing. And if you're dwelling too much in the future, you're not in the present. You're like not sitting in the exact moment you're at. And I think that that's a bad thing, right? If you're not present in the moment, like, if all you're doing is thinking about the future, then you're kind of missing the current. And I don't think that's what Desmond Tutu is saying. But I'm, I was thinking about it. So I'm a I'm a whole blissed I'm, I'm a hope. realvest I want to be in reality, but also hopeful.


Andrew

Yeah, I guess is a very compressed version of the pandemic. But think about the week after 911. There was, there was like, no reason to hope. And it was scary and confusing. And I would say a lot of things came out better on the other side of it, some things were a little are still messed up. But it's like, in that moment, a couple days after, I didn't know what to think. And it was scary. And then this pandemic, one day is going to be getting funded in the rearview mirror. And standups we'll be doing jokes about it'd be funny.


Larry

Yeah, let me just say this because I feel like people maybe think we're pooping on. Desmond Tutu is parade here. Just for this quote that we talked about today. I did a little research. And here's why I like Desmond Tutu. Everybody did not like him. That's how I know he was successful. He was the Anglican priest in charge of a church in South Africa. Yeah. And the apartheid people thought he was they despised him, right, because he wanted equality. But the liberal people thought he wasn't doing enough. And there was people saying he was doing too much. So all the factions in South Africa, were all pissed at him. And he was trying to bring peace, and bring them all together. And that's how I know a good politician. Right? When everybody doesn't like the politician, then you know, oh, he's doing right when it that's it. That's a real leader. You can't please everybody. And so I think Desmond Tutu was a true leader for South Africa, because he all the factions were like, We don't he's not quite for us.


Andrew

Yeah, I guess he just knew within himself and his fundamental beliefs that what he was doing was the right thing and it doesn't matter what other people think, exactly. know who you are, and know what you want.


Larry

Bingo square.


Andrew

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