October 12, 2010
They say insanity is when you do the same thing twice but expect a different outcome. But if that’s the case, then we’re all insane. That persistent boy who keeps getting rejected by the same girl and yet he keeps asking, the activist who keeps sending letters to their “representatives” that yield no reply, the writer who keeps trying to get a publishing deal but fails time and time again. It is not insanity that drives us to do what reason tells us we should not, it’s hope. It’s determination. It’s the feeling, however small, that things might change. Or it might be hope that makes us insane, makes us wait for something that will never come.