April 20, 2021

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by William Goehler (author's profile)
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Exploring The Necessity Of Hope
(March 7, 2021)

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William Goehler K77832
Mule Creek State Prison
PO BOX 409040 B9|244
Ione, California 95640P

4-7-21

The grace-ful commentary on Brickman's Exploration was superb. Thank you for your demonstration of collegiate eloquence.

I though that I was articulate in all of my seemingly soliloquist-type letters over the years! But now that I'm enrolled in three college courses requiring book reports and topical essays, I feel... incompetent.

Until, of course, I remember my father was an illiterate country bumpkin. Then I'm not too embarrassed to at least give my assignments the collegiate effort due, and "hope" for the best. I'm certainly no country bumpkin.

Regarding Brickman's existential proposition that the best of life relies on Hope, I must agree. Yet... there is a natural resonance influence to factor in, especially in low-tone environments - such as prison. If, as Brickman states: "A hope-filled attitude... enhances the chances of satisfactory outcome.", then the contrary is also true. That said, imagine being sentenced to consecutive LIFE-terms amongst others fated to exist sans hope of freedom. Beatitudes of harmony, kindness, patience, forgiveness, beauty, love, etc. aren't exactly nurtured here. Instead, bestial vibrations tend to resonate and a consequent downward spiral ensues.

I've been fortunate in the fact that my only real ambition - and corresponding anticipation (i.e. Hope) has always been related to my quest for Truth ~ regardless of where I am. And as with any other quest, what I've discovered about myself along the way has been... revealing.

Consequently, I have a certain KNOWINGNESS in my anticipation. We all get what we deserve, Here-Now.

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