If you win a lottery, people say that you are lucky. What are you if you have won it after having lost for hundred times? Are you still lucky? If you were, then you would have won it much earlier. Why would you have to wait for such a long time? Patience?? Oh! You don’t tell me that because no matter how patient you are, you are never sure that you are going to get it one day. So what could be it? It is.. that you never give your hope despite the uncertainty of your win. Anyway, you got it, won it. Congratulation!! But have you ever considered your half an hour that you use to walk from your office to the lottery shop each time the lottery opened? Have you considered the cost of a single lottery included your lunch for a whole week? Have you ever considered the fact that how desperately you use to turn the pages of newspapers to see the result of your so much anticipated lottery? What if all of these outweigh your lottery you have won? Are you still lucky? One thing that I am almost sure is you are not going to give your hope and still you will opt to buy the next lottery, aren’t you?
I am neither a pessimist nor I have any intent of suggesting anything of that sort. I write what I see which you may have seen as well. I have seen many fathers playing cards, drinking and leaving no money for their families and I have seen mothers still not giving her hope that one day their husbands will be responsible and their children will take them out of their impoverished life. In this sense, hope seems to be leading and fuelling their life. But by the time mothers’ hope turns into a reality, they are already old. If only had they got what they longed for a bit earlier… Don’t say I am a feminist as well. I have seen this and I have also read about it in my social-study book in my school and it’s true. I have seen some people who, having lost all their hopes, still trying to create a new one. As long as there is life, there will be hope.