Bergson, Henri - Time and Free Will - Anticipation and hope
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Henri Bergson – Time and Free Will
What makes hope such an intense pleasure is the fact that the future which we dispose of to our liking, appears to us at the same time under a multitude of forms, equally attractive and equally possible.
Even if the most coveted of these becomes realised, it will be necessary to give up the others, and we shall have lost a great deal.
The idea of the future, pregnant with an infinity of possibilities is thus more fruitful than the future itself; and this is why we find more charm in hope than in possession, in dreams than in reality