Hello, my name is Despair, I am sure you have heard of me. I usually come for a visit to most people, but seldom I am welcome. I have rather a large family, hopelessness, depression and many more. I would like to take some of your time to talk a bit about me, so you can understand me a bit better, and embrace me when I come by instead of feeling sad, like you usually do.
It is true that I usually visit people when they are wars, famine or economic hardship, but I am not to blame for those things, I only come to see if I can do something for the people I visit. I know despair is a hard thing, who better to know this than me, I have to be Despair all the time, everyday.
But people look at me like a guest who comes to stay forever and that is never so, many things can be said about me, but staying forever that is not one of my faults. Sometimes I do stay a bit long I do admit, but I am only there to show that nothing can stay the same indefinitely.
Except my family I have a couple of best friends called Hope and Joy, we do have the best of times together.
You wonder how that can be? Well the really interesting friends are your opposite, the ones that say or do the unexpected, and when I come they are never far behind. I come not to make you feel despair, you will feel that without me. No I come to make or break way for my two friends, so they can stay with you for a while. You know they always stop by sooner or later, just to have a chat and spend some time with you.
But it is true, lately I have had a lot to do, so many people to visit, so many people that need me, it really is exhausting. I have to go from the middle east, to Europe and then to the Americas and then to Africa
and back via Asia. There are so many people, too many people, so I just have time to come and say hello, and then I have to rush away again. And I am tired, I really would like to take a break, have a vacation. I look around in the world and see so many opportunities, so why do you need me, why do I have to work day and night?
I have a theory about this, do you want to hear it? I think that people have got into a mindset of “What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is yours but should be mine.”
Despair takes a deep sigh, holding his face in his hands, he looks tired.
I know, not everything you can do something about, not all wars can be stopped so easily.
Despair sighs again, looks around, someone is calling for him.
I have to go again, can’t stay any longer. But please do one thing for me, just one thing.
Your wondering what you should do? Now that is up to you, but what ever it is, make it something my friends would enjoy, as they get out to seldom and me, I get out to much.
Despair leaves, very stressed, feeling the emotion he has given name to. Faintly I can hear him, just as he is about to get out of earshot.
Remember when I come, my friends Hope and Joy are just around the corn…….