hope Pronunciation: /həʊp/
- a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen
reality Pronunciation: /rɪˈalɪti/
- the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them
*definition from oxforddictionaries.com.
Well, hope is actually a sort of expectation and it's not wrong at all for all of us to have expectations. Having expectations is always okay until you have to face reality.
The thing is, reality can be painful sometimes. It makes our hopes seem so unrealistic and pointless. That's why those who have high expectations will most likely suffer more compared to those who don't. Well, that's what life really is. You can't escape that. You just can't.
I was one of them. I did hope for something unrealistic because I thought it was okay to do so. Because I was so stupid. Because I was so stubborn. Everything seemed so real until the painful reality dragged me down. It didn't happen once and it didn't happen twice either. It happened so many times. Yet, I can't seem to stop from having expectation because it's not my choice but my heart's. I don't really mind because I know I'm going to get hurt in the end anyway.
In conclusion, hope and reality can never be separated, am I right? :)