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David Cherniack
On Hope
on Sep 27, 2011 at 3:25:12 pm

Forgive the philosophical digression but reading this entertaining and thought provoking forum on a near daily basis brings out the poet in some, so why not the philosopher in others? Jump in as it suits.

There's a strong streamlet of hopefulness running through the alleyways and byways here and it evokes a lot of debate on the future of FCX but rarely on the nature of hope itself.

Hope is often equated with optimism, and that may be a mistake. This brings to mind Lindsay Anderson's great film "O Lucky Man" and it's hero's journey from innocence to reality...and in particular Alan Price's wonderful Zen lyrics in the theme song:

Hope Springs eternal in a Young Man's breast,
And he dreams of a better world ahead,
Without that dream you are Nothing, Nothing, Nothing,
You Gotta find out for yourself that dream is Dead,
La la la la, Dead, La la la la, Dead....


Lest the charge be levelled that this is all too black and dismal, check out the movie, in particular the hero's confrontation with Lindsay Anderson himself at the end, and consider that perhaps the difference between hope and optimism is that optimism is a conscious choice...after all hope fades.

David
AllinOneFilms.com


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Chris Harlan
Re: On Hope
on Sep 27, 2011 at 4:10:22 pm

Hey, It is all for the best in this best of all possible worlds.


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David Cherniack
Re: On Hope
on Sep 27, 2011 at 4:36:55 pm

If this is the best of all possible worlds my optimism just got diminished. Oh f***! :)

David
AllinOneFilms.com


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: On Hope
on Sep 27, 2011 at 6:03:11 pm

As Harry Nilsson said in his wonderfully foolish song, "The Most Beautiful World in the World":

The most beautiful world in the world,
and though there are times when I doubt you,
I just couldn't stay here without you...

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Marvin Holdman
Re: On Hope
on Sep 27, 2011 at 8:09:33 pm

False hope can be a bliss, but watch out for the consequences - unknown

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Gary Huff
Re: On Hope
on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:51:51 am

"This Internet thing is going to be a boondoggle!" - Abraham Lincoln


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TImothy Auld
Re: On Hope
on Sep 27, 2011 at 8:23:32 pm

Hope for the best. Expect the worst.

bigpine


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Tim Wilson
Re: On Hope
on Sep 27, 2011 at 8:33:55 pm

Most Zen bumper sticker I ever saw:

I feel so much better since I gave up hope.


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TImothy Auld
Re: On Hope
on Sep 27, 2011 at 8:57:55 pm

I asked a friend returning from an Alaskan hunting trip how it went. She said "Well, nobody shot me. I counted that as a good thing."

bigpine


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Bill Davis
Re: On Hope
on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:24:55 am

Similar feeling from a song lyric...

Out on the road today I saw a DeadHead sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice inside my head said "don't look back, you can never look back...
Don Henley

"Before speaking out ask yourself whether your words are true, whether they are respectful and whether they are needed in our civil discussions."-Justice O'Connor


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TImothy Auld
Re: On Hope
on Sep 28, 2011 at 12:29:09 am

But then the song writer will write a song that is (most of the time) all about looking back. Song lyrics do not a business strategy make.

bigpine


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Mark Morache
Re: On Hope
on Sep 28, 2011 at 3:29:43 am

I'm taking liberties but it seems to fit...

If you have an NLE on whom you think you can rely
You are a lucky man.


Be careful of what you put your faith in.

I saw that movie in college, and was so impressed with the storytelling, I went back to see it again the next day.

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FCX. She tempts me, abuses me, beats me up, makes me feel worthless, then in the end she comes around, helps me get my work done, gives me hope and I can't stop thinking about her.

Mark Morache
Avid/Xpri/FCP7/FCX
Evening Magazine,Seattle, WA
http://fcpx.wordpress.com


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